Let’s Go Swimming – 5 best towels

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The summer sun may be setting soon, but that doesn’t mean you need to fold your beach towels away. Instead, now’s the perfect time to be investing in new ones! You heard us right. With all the new variety and end of summer sales going on, it’s the perfect time to be getting new beach towels. Good Space is a HUGE fan of beach towels, and we know just how to choose the right ones that can last all year round. 

Who knew there were so many types of beach towels?

Who knew there were so many new options for beach towels?! Well, we’ve always been fans. But now the variety of towels have taken off with options that include ultra-soft, sand-proof, bigger sizes, and a myriad of colors and designs. You can even find ones that are quick to dry.

What makes a beach towel “better” than any others? Here’s what we believe. 

Beach towels versus bath towels 

The first thing we have to mention is that beach towels are not the same as bath towels. Even though they’re both towels meant to dry you off, we don’t recommend bringing bath towels to the beach. 

Beach towels are made for the beach. They are generally bigger in size and much more durable so they can withstand the sand and elements that get thrown at them outside. In order to keep your bath towels soft to the touch and intact, we suggest keeping them in the bathroom where they belong. Instead, let’s learn what makes the beach towel different.  

Size of the beach towels

Towels come in all sizes depending on what use you have for them. When buying a beach towel you want it to be able to hold your entire body comfortably. We would say around roughly 60” x 30” should suffice. However, if you want to hold multiple people you can get an even bigger beach towel that’s around 60” x 50”.

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Material

The material quality affects the absorption, which is important. You can usually tell the quality of the towel by the GSM (grams per square meter). GSM is the standard measurement for the weight and quality of towels (and all fabrics). It is a measure of density, and higher GSM cotton towels are normally heavier and have a higher capacity for absorption. 

Normally, towels range between 300 – 700 GSM. A good beach towel should be around 500-900 GSM. To find a towel’s GSM, check on the tag or label before buying them. Some great beach towels with high GSM and patterns that are to die for are Pendleton Oversized Pattern Beach Towels.

Beach Towel Design

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With beach towels, you definitely want to stand out! The beach is a bright, fun, and open space. Beach towels shouldn’t be monochromatic, but should instead match that beachy environment while also reflecting your own unique style. The classic beach stripe towels are always in. But why not zest it up a bit and get fun, vibrant patterns, and colours such as orange, polka-dot, zebra, and swirls. Whatever style accents you the most should be the one to pick. 

Ethically and Locally Sourced

Buying fair trade ensures that you are helping someone make a liveable wage for the work they’re providing. Plus, the quality of the product is going to be much better. Here are some of our favourite ethical and/or locally sourced beach towels to buy. 

Tofino Towel Company 

  • Are LOCAL and BC made! 
  • Have ROUND towels, how cool is that
  • Also, have beautiful beach robes to match your fun towel 
  • Made using eco-friendly methods and all-natural materials and dyes. 
  • oversized beach towels are highly absorbent, quick-drying, compact, and great at shedding sand, both off the towel and your skin.

Slow Tide Beach Towels

  • Do some fantastic limit edition towel patterns
  • Are high-quality cotton and made here in North America 
  • Have fun patterns 
  • Are thinner so it makes it easier to pack 
  • Come in multiple sizes – medium-sized beach towel & large sized beach towel.

Ban.do Towels

  • What really has me falling in love with these towels are the patterns 
  • They have the most hilarious slogans and colours
  • They are eye-catching and a lot more affordable than other towels out there
  • Slightly lower GSM, so towels are thinner.

Nomadix Towels

  • Have quick dry travel/pack out towels with a bit of a more rough feel
  • Are sustainable products 
  • Comes in fun sizes 
  • Pack up easily 
  • Dry quickly. 

With the right towel, life’s a beach!

We hope this blog has offered you new ideas about what to think about and where you want to shop for your next towels. We want to help extend the summer vibes and with all the end-of-summer deals happening, now’s the perfect time to choose the right towel for your weekend beach days! 

If you want to extend your summer past the beach and into your patio, then check out our pricing plans for our new “Outdoor Renovation Package” starting at just $900/plan. Click on “Your Space” package here

Just keep swimming, fishies! 🐟

 

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Author: Molly Sprague

I never imagined working in the interior design industry. My education and life plans were to educate and work with children. In 2012, what started as a temporary job after attending Saint Francis Xavier University, my position at Good Space has become a career that I find deeply fulfilling. I love supporting and nurturing clients through the Good Space Design process. I have an amazing family, treasured friends and a love of spending time in the beautiful outdoors of British Columbia. I play the ukulele, I love my home and spend time with my partner creating nature inspired art.
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