Best eco-friendly gym towels sustainably made

Sustainable gym towels eco friendly

It can be difficult to find a decent, whilst eco friendly, gym towel in your typical high street stores without doing a little research beforehand. They are often not clearly signposted or given the prominence in the store that earth-friendly minded people would like. But fear not, as keen gym goers and wanting to find great eco alternatives, we have rounded up the best eco friendly gym towels for you below.

Eco-friendly gym towels

When looking for eco-friendly towels, organic cotton is the key fabric material you should go for as it uses less water compared to conventional cottons, and the organic type doesn’t use harmful chemicals within production – plus it has an overall lower carbon footprint. 

Equally, going for a towel that is made from recycled materials is a good choice as the lifecycle of previously used materials is reused rather than going to landfill (or worse, ending up in the sea). 

So let’s take a look at some of the best out there…

Dock & Bay – ‘high quality, affordable and sustainable products

Launched in 2015, the company started with the intention of creating the ultimate quick dry sustainable beach towel and after doing that, they have since expanded their range creating a compact, lightweight and super absorbent gym towel for an active lifestyle.

What is the gym towel made from?

The quick dry & compact towels for gym, yoga & sports are made from 100% recycled material – consisting of 83% Polyester, 17% Polyamide.

How much does it cost? 

The price is dependant on the size of the towel, ranging from £13 (small), to £20 (large) and £23 (extra large) – you can even get it personalised for an extra £10.  Take a look through the different sizes and the range here.

Ornadi – ‘created specifically to be gentle and safe for people with skin sensitivities’

A family started company with a focus on creating stylish eco-friendly products fit for travel, the Ornadi Vigor fitness towel is a premium gym face and hand towel designed with advanced drying cloth. It’s able to quickly absorb sweat, whilst naturally reducing odors and deliver a chemical & irritant free drying experience.

What is the gym towel made from?

The ultra absorbent face and hand towel is made from 70% bamboo 30% organic cotton, making it fully eco-friendly.

How much does it cost?

It comes in one size, perfect for the gym, and is priced in US dollars at $38 – which is around £28 in pounds. Their site also accepts PayPal payment on products. Take a look at the Ornadi towel here on their site.

Aurora Athletica‘All our towels are made using 100% organic cotton’

With a company philosophy focused on wanting to look after hygiene as much as physical and mental health, Aurora Athletica have created environmentally friendly gym towels that hinder the growth and spread of bacteria, with hygienic protection while eliminating odour – keeping their sweat towels fresher for longer and reducing the need to wash them as frequently.

What is the gym towel made from?

Each towel is infused with Silver Ions which keeps them fresh for longer and made from 100% organic cotton, which is great for your skin and the environment.

How much does it cost?

It comes in one size, fit for the gym, easy to carry around and for laying over workout equipment, costing £20.05 – you can buy it on Amazon here, or you can look at their range on their website here.

Coastal Linen Supplies – ‘This trendy eco-friendly towel is proving to be a great success!’

A family run business with over 30 years experience in the textile sector, they came up with the clever idea of combining all the leftover yarn together to create the perfect recycled towel. Because of it’s recycled off-cut nature, each towel may vary in colour, giving it a unique look!

What is the gym towel made from?

Aware of the excess waste that can occur during production of towels, they use a mixture of off-cut yarn that would ultimately have ended up in landfill if they didn’t recycle the material, creating a unique combination for each towel.

How much does it cost?

Dependent on the size, there recycled towel collection ranges from smaller face and hand sizes, to a larger bath towel type – costing between £3.48 – £9.60. You can buy their towels on their site here.

If you have an eco friendly towel or any sustainably made, environmentally friendly product that you would like us to feature on the site, email us with your details: hello@ecofriendlychange.com

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