The Best Organic Towels You Can Buy Right Now

updated Aug 16, 2019
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Living a more eco-friendly lifestyle isn’t just a trend. If you’re trying to integrate more sustainable, organic products into your everyday, it’s okay to start small with minor yet impactful changes. Organic bedding and decor choices are easy to implement—as are organic bath towels, if you know where to look. We did the research for you and found a range of organic towels, including cotton, Turkish, and waffle options. Check out our findings below, and don’t forget to recycle your old towels as you replace them.

Organic Cotton Towels

This budget-friendly option comes in 16 colors, so you’ll have plenty of options for your bathroom aesthetic. The entire brand is full of great organic basics, and everything is ethically produced and chemical-free. In fact, each bath towel produced saves the equivalent of seven bathtubs worth of water in production. Plus, they come with a 30-day trial period, so you don’t have to worry about buyer’s remorse.

You might be surprised to learn that Pottery Barn is a quality destination for organic towels. The Aerospin Luxe towels feature a special weave that allows air to pass through the fibers, meaning they’re super plush but also dry quickly. They come in three colors, and can be monogrammed for a little extra.

Another one of our favorite places to buy organic, Boll & Branch’s products are 100 percent organic and Fair Trade-certified. Their bath sheets (which are 45 percent larger than normal bath towels) are made with the same organic cotton used in their bedding. Soft, plush, absorbent, this towel feels amazing inside and out.

Coyuchi is one of our favorite destinations for organic bedding, so it makes sense that we’d love their towels, too. Made from 100% organic cotton, the Cloud Loom towels are super soft, with a fluffy pile and awesome water absorption. It’s available as a bath towel, bath sheet, hand towel, and washcloth, as well as 4-piece and 6-piece sets, plus it comes in seven muted colors. Even better? Coyuchi follows standards set by USDA Organic, GOTS, Textile Exchange, Fair Trade USA, and the International Labour Organization to ensure that every part of their process, including shipping and packaging, is sustainable.

Organic Turkish Towels

This Turkish towel found on Amazon is made from OEKO-TEX certified Turkish cotton, with hand-knotted fringe. It’s 40″x70″ and is actually pretty multifunctional—not only can it be used as a towel, but it’s also a great cover-up or throw blanket. The herringbone weave is subtle yet eye-catching, and this style is available in four other colors.

This towel is soft, stylish, and comes pre-washed for easy use—talk about a win-win-win. It was created in collaboration with blogger Elana Jadallah with sustainability in mind, and is perfect from the beach to the home. If you don’t love the thick stripes, it’s also available in a more subtle pattern (called The Kai).

Another pick from Coyuchi, this lightweight towel is made with a high/low weave for a quicker dry. Turkish towels are known for being ultra absorbent, and this towel does not disappoint—plus, it’s available in four great colors. You can purchase individually or as a 6-piece set.

Organic Waffle Weave Towels

Can’t decide between terry and waffle? Choose with this towel from Crate & Barrel, which features a joint terry cloth and waffle textured weave—making them both super plush and absorbent. The towel comes in four colors and, as described by one reviewer, they’re the “softest towels Crate & Barrel has.”

West Elm is another source you might not think of for organic home goods, but the retailer actually has a pretty wide selection of organic bedding and bath. These waffle towels are textured yet incredibly soft and lightweight, making your bathroom feel a little more spa-like. They’re also available as hand towels if you’re not quite ready to take the plunge with bath towels.

We love Magic Linen and linen in general, and this towel set (made in Lithuania) is a great choice if you’re interested in linen towels but wary of committing. This set includes a hand towel, face towel, and bath towel, and is made from a linen-cotton blend that’s stonewashed for softness. They’re also finished with a hook for easy hanging.

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Nicole Lund also contributed to reporting.