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The Best Beach Towels (Ever)

The Best Beach Towels (Ever)

When you pick up your beach towel to enjoy a day on the boat or by the ocean, do you ever think about where that towel came from or whether it's good for the environment? 

Probably not. 

Beach towels aren’t usually something that you research beforehand to make sure they’re high quality. You may do that with your coffee or your clothes, but not beach towels. 

Why not? 

If you go to the beach or the pool often, maybe you should start thinking more about what kind of towel you use. 

While we understand buying style-first, there’s something special about being able to say that your beach towel makes a difference. And, with our towels, you don’t have to choose between style and eco-friendly choices.

The best beach towels for people and the planet come from FiveADRIFT. Read on to learn all about what makes our luxury beach towels so unique. 

What Makes a Great Beach Towel

You probably already have a favorite beach towel. When you open up that closet with all of the beach towels you own, there’s one you always grab. FiveADRIFT towels are that beach towel for so many of our customers.

Here are a few of the things that make a beach towel amazing:

Oversized Beach Towels

When you get out of the water, the last thing that you want is for your towel to only cover half of your body. This is why oversized beach towels are the way to go. Our FiveADRIFT beach towels are huge, at about 5.4 x 3 feet. So, not only are they great for wrapping yourself up after getting out of the water, but you can easily lay on them for a quick nap or tan. 

Although our beach towels are oversized, they’re not bulky. They are designed to fold flat or to tightly roll to save you space in your closet and your tote bag. 

High-Quality Fabric

No one likes a scratchy beach towel. Most beach towels are made of synthetic materials, such as polyester, that may feel soft at first, but over time can become uncomfortable on the skin. 

Synthetic materials are not just uncomfortable, they’re also bad for you and your skin. A 2018 study showed that some contaminants present in synthetic materials can permeate your skin. That’s not to mention how horrible synthetic textiles are for the environment — but we’ll get to that later. 

FiveADRIFT beach towels are made with organic and naturally derived materials that stay soft throughout the years and don’t pose any threats to you or the planet. 

Quick-Drying Towels

Have you ever used a beach towel that stays damp after hours of leaving it out to dry? Sometimes, you may even have to bring multiple beach towels with you so you always have at least one dry towel. 

Quick-dry beach towels make going to the pool and beach so much more relaxing. Our FiveADRIFT towels are made with HempCORE, a hemp-based textile, that makes them three times more absorbent than other materials. This means you can dry yourself off and then lay on them for a tan or a nap without that icky damp feeling. 

Environmentally Friendly Beach Towels

As much as we love the functional elements of our towels, we love something else about them a little bit more: environmentally conscious design. Our beach towels are the best because they were designed with the planet in mind. 

While the use of reusable silicone bags and plastic-free packaged goods is increasing, we often forget about our textiles, especially beach towels. Here are a few ways that we make our beach towels as sustainable as possible:

Plastic-Free Textiles

Nylon, polyester, acrylic and spandex are all examples of synthetic fabrics. Every time you wash a textile made from synthetic fabrics, microfibers are released into the water. The average household in the U.S. releases 533 million microfibers into water systems every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

Fortunately, it’s not difficult to find alternatives to synthetic clothing and textiles. Many clothing and homeware brands offer naturally derived textiles like cotton and linen. If these brands are out of your budget, you can always thrift them. 

Scientists are always developing new textiles made from natural fibers. For example, our FiveADRIFT towels are made with Tencel, from eucalyptus trees, and Piñatex, from pineapple leaves. In addition, our towels are made from organic and recycled cotton and hemp. Most importantly: FiveADRIFT towels contain zero plastics

Manufacturing and Packaging

When purchasing anything, it’s important to consider the carbon footprint of that item. While the shop that sells the item may run on solar power, that item probably arrived in a truck that came from a factory that uses a huge amount of energy. Reducing the environmental risks of the supply chain is key to producing a product that is sustainable beyond its materials and brand.

At FiveADRIFT, we partner with manufacturers who follow high standards of environmental and employment ethics. Additionally, we do not use plastic in our packaging. 

We are also in the process of becoming a B Corporation Certified company. To achieve this status, our company will go through an intense audit to ensure we follow high ethics regarding our employees, supply chain, products and more.

The Best Beach Towels

You can purchase the best beach towel on the market, but if it doesn’t last for a long time, then what’s the point? Synthetic beach towels fall apart, shed, and aren’t recyclable. Making products more durable is crucial to protecting the environment. 

At FiveADRIFT, we pride ourselves on producing beach towels that are better for the planet. 

Every time you pick up a FiveADRIFT beach towel, you’ll know that you made the right choice as a conscientious consumer.

Our company also donates 100% of profits to charities that help clean the ocean. These include Ocean Conservancy, Surfrider and Oceana.

Want to purchase the best beach towel on the market and help save the planet while you’re at it? 

Check out FiveADRIFT beach towels.

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