Wrapping yourself up in one of these luxuriously soft, organic towels is the perfect way to add a bit of sustainable self-care into your everyday life. These brands have 100% natural, earth-friendly towels that you dry off with in good conscience knowing the fabric is safe for your skin and good for our planet, too.
The towels listed in this guide are made from all eco-friendly and organic materials — mostly from organic cotton as well as some linen and hemp. Check out this post to learn more about organic cotton (including why it’s so important to prioritize organic over conventional cotton!) and this post for more on linen.
When looking for organic cotton towels, prioritize brands that have cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) standard. This is the highest and most reputable certification for organic textiles. In addition to ensuring the fibers used were grown organically, GMO-free without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, the GOTS seal ensures that fabric and products were produced in a socially and environmentally responsible way, too.
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Anact’s versatile, eco-friendly towels are made from an all-natural blend of 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton, and are also completely dye-free. There are no harmful chemicals used during the manufacturing process, which protects both you and the factory workers. These durable towels are absorbent and fast drying, while preventing the growth of mildew, proving that sustainability doesn’t have to come at the cost of functionality.
But Anact is more than a sustainable towel brand — this company is on a mission to disrupt the textile industry. They do this by taking responsibility for the end-of-life of the products they sell, by advocating for local manufacturing, and by helping create jobs for US farmers to grow hemp. Anact also partners with changemakers to push for legislative action and to fundraise for environmental justice initiatives. and to fundraise for environmental justice initiatives.
Sizes: Bath Towel, Hand Towel, and Wash Towel
2. Delilah Home
Sustainable bedding and towel brand Delilah Home offers luxurious 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton towels made in Europe. Delilah Home’s towels were one of the first Vegan.org certified towels in the US market as well.
Long-staple organic Turkish cotton is loomed into extra long-loops to create a super soft and absorbent surface and thick, plush (yet lightweight) texture for Delilah Home’s towels. In other words, these are the kind of towels that you’ll look forward to wrapping yourself up in after a long day!
Sizes: Face Towel/Washcloth, Hand Towel, Bath Towel, Bath Sheet
These ribbed organic cotton towels from Misona are the ultimate combination of texture and softness. The plush, absorbent towels are designed to offer a gentle post-shower scrub without irritating your skin. Plus, they come in five gorgeous colors!
Misona’s luxurious eco-friendly towels meet both the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) requirements — a certification that ensures the use of organically grown fibers plus non-toxic production practices and other inputs — as well as the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard, which tests for toxic substances to protect the environment, textile workers, and consumers.
Sizes: Face Clothes, Hand Towel, Bath Towel, Bath Sheet
4. SOL Organics
SOL Organics’ soft, dreamy towels are made from Fair Trade and GOTS-certified organic cotton to ensure socially and environmentally conscious production. The sustainable towel brand’s 100% organic cotton bath towels and hand towels are also dyed with low-impact organic dyes.
In addition to sourcing their fibers responsibly, SOL Organics’ towels are made in a factory that is FLO-certified, which is a subsidiary of Fairtrade International. All this to say that SOL Organics is a brand that you can feel good about supporting and their towels are products you can feel confident bringing into your home.
Sizes: Washcloth, Hand Towel, Bath Sheet, Bath Towel
Woven from GOTS-certified organic cotton, Coyuchi’s towels are naturally soft and absorbent, without being heavy. The sustainable home brand has a variety of towels, from fluffy and plush styles to lightweight Turkish bath towels.
In addition to being certified by GOTS, some of Coyuchi’s eco-friendly towel styles are Made Safe-certified and Fair Trade-certified as well.
Sizes: Washcloth, Hand Towel, Bath Towel, Bath Sheet, Bath Mat
When it comes to hair, typical towels can actually be quite damaging. That’s why Sunrise Bliss creates hair towels made from absorbent organic cotton t-shirt material that helps dry your hair while not causing any of that dreaded breakage or frizziness. Genius, right? The brand’s towels also come in super fun colors and prints!
The brand uses GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton to ensure that every step of the supply chain is environmentally conscious and that their product is safe to produce for the makers of their towels and safe to wear for all of us wearing their towels!
Sizes: Hair towels
Sustainable fashion brand PACT has affordable organic cotton basics for the home too. Their towels are certified organic and come in a range of comforting colors at approachable prices. PACT’s towels start at $20 for a set of two washcloths and go up to $140 for their bath sheet sets, which feature 6 towels.
Sizes: Washcloth, Hand Towel, Bath Towel, Bath Sheet
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Boll & Branch has spa-quality towels in warming neutral hues that will put you at ease. The brand has 100% organic cotton spa towels, which are lightweight and quick-drying, and plush towels, which are dense and luxuriously plush.
The cotton Boll & Branch sources for their towels is GOTS-certified and Fair Trade-certified. Their production is also certified Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX.
Sizes: Bath Towel
More Organic & Eco Towel Brands
9. Linoto Black-owned brands with unbleached, toxic-free Belgian linen spa towels made in the U.S. (Sizes: Washcloth, Hand Towel, Bath Towel, Bath Sheet)
10. Made Trade – ethical online marketplace with a variety of sustainable towel options (Sizes: Washcloth, Hand Towel, Bath Towel, Bath Mat, Beach Towel)
11. VivaTerra – organic cotton towels and robes in a variety of styles (Sizes: Washcloth, Hand Towel, Bath Towel, Bath Mat)
12. Under the Canopy – GOTS-certified organic cotton towels (Sizes: Washcloth, Hand Towel, Bath Towel, Bath Sheet)
13. West Elm – organic Turkish, waffle, terry, and textured towels (Sizes: Washcloth, Hand Towel, Bath Towel, Bath Mat, Beach Towel
14. Pottery Barn – organic cotton towels in different textures and weights (Sizes: Washcloth, Hand Towel, Bath Towel, Bath Sheet)
15. Grund – super plush GOTS-certified organic cotton towels (Sizes: Washcloth/Face Towel, Hand Towel, Bath Towel, Bath Sheet)