How do you make your towels from plastic bottles?
It's a big process that's for sure. In short, the plastic bottles are collected, washed, crushed into pellets, melted down and extruded into fibre to be made into the polyester used in our towels. If you'd like a more detailed look, you can view here
What is your towel made from, what is the other 15%?
Why isn't your towel made from 100% recycled material?
How do I care for my towel?
What about Microplastics?
Microplastics are essentially very small pieces of plastic that result from the breakdown of larger plastic debris. They can be so small that you may not even see them. Microplastics come from all types of man made materials that make up products such as swimwear, t-shirts, make-up, and various others. As our towels are made from recycled plastic, there are measures you can take to minimise the Microplastic waste from entering our environment when you wash your SomerSide towel. This can be as simple as hand washing, or using washing bags that prevent Microplastics from entering our waterways. We recommend buying a Guppy washing bag to protect our waterways and marine friends.
I want to buy a new SomerSide towel, what should I do with the old one?
Our towels are designed to last, however, if you want to grab yourself a new one there are ways to utilise the old one. A great way to reuse your old SomerSide towel is to cut it up and use it as cleaning cloths, give it to your dog or cat as a new blanket, or even as a funky bath mat.