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Luxuriously soft bath towel; measures 30 by 56 inches
2-ply, ring-spun, combed-cotton construction for longevity and soft hand feel
Made of 100-percent African cotton sourced from the Cotton Made in Africa project
Sales contribute to poverty reduction for more than 265,000 African farmers
Machine washable for easy care; manufactured in the U.S.A
“Think Globally and Act Locally.” Cotton made in Africa is a project that promotes the sustainable cultivation of African cotton to sell in products bearing the project’s name. Funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the goal of the project is to increase the income of African cotton farmers thereby increasing the overall quality of life for themselves and their children. The purchase of this 2ply ringspun, 30x56" bath towel in clay, directly contributes to poverty reduction of more than 265,000 African farmers by creating sustainable trade rather than one time profit maximization. Additionally, these towels are manufactured in the USA by 1888 Mills, a leading textile manufacturer committed to environmental and social sustainability. For more information please visit the CMiA website at www.cottonmadeinafrica.org.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
These towels are wonderful! I purchased the bath towels and hand towels last month and, after non-stop use, highly recommend them. I received my order quickly and it was nicely packaged. They are neatly and evenly stitched and the pile is thick, super soft and luxurious. They've been washed and dried four times now and get better each time - they shed a little at first but not as much as other towels I've had. I would equate them to the best Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware towels which I also own but at a fraction of the price. You won't be disappointed in these!
**UPDATE** It's now January 2012 and these towels are STILL da bomb!
I, too, liked the idea of supporting this project in Africa. I bought and started using 2 sets of these towels in April 2011. Absolutely love the bath and hand towels as they continue to look brand new. (The towel sets are washed 2x week.) They continue to be soft and very absorbent. They also dry pretty quickly. So far, they are indeed the best towels I've ever had and I've tried very expensive towels sets. I also like the style. I consider them very spa-like.
Now for the downside... The washcloths are not holding up. The edges are turning pink/orange. The rest of the cloth is going gray. (My husband and I do not use any products that might cause discoloration.) I have not tried bleaching the washcloths yet, so don't know if that will bring them back to white.
But, I love the bath and hand towels so much, that I figure I will just keep buying replacement washcloths. Happily, they come in packages of four.
These are beautiful, soft, fancy-feeling and fancy-looking towels. I got the towel in the white and moss colors. I highly recommend the white towel if you use any kind of facial products containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. The faintest exposure of the colored towels to any of these products (even in the wash) will turn patches of your beautiful towel into orange. Just my two cents.
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