beautiful bath or beach towels
July 8, 2020 4:57 AM   Subscribe

I recently realized I want brighter accesssories to draw attention away from my bathroom's ugliness. Specifically, I'm looking for really beautiful towels (bath or beach, but definitely large). Pop art designs, interesting weaves, whatever. I would prefer them to be ethically made. Thank you!
posted by chaiminda to Shopping (12 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
You can't get much more ethically made (or brighter beach towels) than Gudrun Sjoden.
posted by BostonTerrier at 5:25 AM on July 8 [6 favorites]


Turkish towels from STATE

But damn, those Gudrun Sjoden towels are perfect.
posted by circle at 5:30 AM on July 8 [1 favorite]


The Company Store has some amazing towel designs and here is one of the newer options. Not sure about how they are produced.
posted by victoriab at 7:16 AM on July 8


I think these beach towels are incredibly beautiful. They are from Eighth Generation and designed by indigenous artists. I don't own one so can't comment on how they are in real life.
posted by carolr at 7:32 AM on July 8 [2 favorites]


Society6 makes art print towels and other goods and claims to pay its global designers for every purchase. I think their stuff is just beautiful.
posted by fingersandtoes at 7:47 AM on July 8 [2 favorites]


Art Ware Editions commissions very fancy artists to make actual consumer goods, i am weirdly into the John Currin, but they are very pricey. https://artwareeditions.com/collections/towels
posted by PinkMoose at 8:25 AM on July 8


They may or may not match your aesthetic, but Pendleton makes some very nice (and large) towels.
posted by box at 8:26 AM on July 8


Amazing, all! My own Googling has turned up Rikumo.
posted by chaiminda at 9:41 AM on July 8 [1 favorite]


The Company Store has some amazing towel designs and here is one of the newer options. Not sure about how they are produced.

They have some info on their site -- their practices sound better than a lot of companies.
posted by trillian at 9:47 AM on July 8


I can vouch for these.

They are especially nice in the summer when other towels start to get that mildewy smell within half an hour of use.

I wish they made dresses. I would be all over that.

It seems like they'd be ethically made but it is genuinely hard to tell.
posted by A Terrible Llama at 1:26 PM on July 8


My favorite towels come from Teema.
posted by komara at 2:19 PM on July 8


I love this question as I dream a lot about textiles! Enjoying looking at the suggestions so far and here are two from me:

Lots of cool design options in the Scandinavian/Nordic direction. Here's Finnish Design Shop.

There are also a lot of vivid, cheery styles at Amara.
posted by Sublimity at 4:30 AM on July 9


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