8 Sustainable Beach Towels for Eco-Friendly Fun Under the Sun
It’s about that time when we start thinking about sunny beach trips and packing our bags for some much needed ocean time. While I’ve always been one to just grab a towel out of our bathroom, it is nice to have a designated beach towel you can lay out comfortably on. This list has brands who are committed to better materials and ethical production - and make super cute beach towels that dry quickly and pack easy!
These beautifully colored beach travel towels are super light weight, incredibly thin and compact helping you leave plenty of room in your vacation luggage! What’s really cool, the microfibre fabric is super absorbent, quick-drying and sand shakes right off. You don’t have to worry about bringing the beach back to your suitcase. Anaskela also sells beach blankets if you are looking for more space to lay out on.
I love these beautiful Turkish towels! We still use our QuiQuattro towels - and my beach cover up - when we go spend some time in the sand. This wonderful brand partners up with Turkish artisans and women who are in need of work, but unable to leave their home. With each purchase, 10% of proceeds are donated to women’s education in Turkey.
Inspired by our coral reefs, Affina's Seaweaves™ beach towel collection is woven from natural brain coral and sea fan patterns. These colorful towels are made from 100% organic cotton using low-impact, fiber reactive dyes. Luxuriously oversized, the pattern is sculpted on the front in a soft terry velour with a solid terry back. They are tested and certified free from harmful substances by the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, and are GOTS certified.
Another choice for a Turkish towel, Coyuchi’s flatweave Mediterranean set features a beach towel size in five different colors. They are woven from yarn dyed organic cotton, and come with the signature hand-knotted fringe. The cotton is grown and woven in the Aegean region of Turkey, and it is GOTS (a great certification) + Made Safe Certified.
This is a cool towel because it uses 50% of its threads with regenerated cotton making it a more low-waste product. They are traditional flat-woven Turkish peshtemal, and crafted by artisans in Turkey. Hilana is a B Corp Certified company that creates sustainably made towels, throws, shawls, table cloths, and bathrobes that are detailed, soft and absorbent.
I’ve always thought this brand made such beautiful textiles! MINNA uses traditional craft techniques to produce ethical goods with a contemporary aesthetic. Their new colorful beach towels are handwoven in partnership with weavers in Nahualá, Guatemala - and the cotton used in their products are colored with natural dyes or toxin-free synthetic dyes!
If you are looking for some extra-large beach towels, this is your place! Sand Cloud creates sand-resistant towels that dry 3xs faster than a conventional cotton beach towel. They have lots of fun prints and colors, too. When you purchase one of their towels, you help to preserve our marine life with 10% of their profits going towards marine conservation.
I am loving the Pool Scene beach towel pictured here. Too cute! West Elm always has something fun to add to these lists, and their prices can (sometimes) be a bit more accessible. Their organic cotton is GOTS certified, and they have Turkish style towels as well as Terry depending on your preference. While I love supporting smaller brands more, this is still a good option.
This post is sponsored in part by Anaskela & QuiQuattro and contains affiliate links. As always, views are genuine and brands are truly loved. Thanks for supporting the brands who are working to make this industry a fairer and cleaner place!