Towels look and feel best when you know you’re getting the best materials out there. That’s why we’ve taken the time to research all of the towels made in the USA. Check out our full list with details about each one.
Full List of Towel Brands Made in the USA
1888 Mills is a well-known company that specializes in soft and durable bath towels. The 1888 Mills 100% organic cotton towels are particularly soft because they are made from highly absorbent combed cotton. These towels have tough two-ply construction and are made to withstand repeated use well. They are designed to be simple in appearance but have a plush feel.
Authenticity50 has just one range of Essential Cotton Towels but has designed them to be simple and good quality so that they go in any bathroom. You can buy an individual bath towel, a set of two hand towels, a set of two washcloths, or a bath bundle that includes two full-size towels, two hand towels, and two washcloths and works out as 15% cheaper than buying separately.
All of their towels are 100% made in the USA, from ‘Seed to Stitch” – meaning that everything from the fiber picked to the final product is made in America, supporting over 500 local jobs. They’re transparent on their site about where their products are made – cotton is grown in California, yarn spun in Georgia, and woven and hand sewn in the Carolinas.
Their towels are thick – they’re 800 gms in weight, which is 25% heavier than most towels and they use an oversized design to keep you warm. These towels are designed to give you a spa feeling at home. The towels also come wrapped in air-tight plastic, which helps protect everything in the shipping process. Be sure to check out our exclusive interview with Authenticity50 as well!
Red Land Cotton is a family-owned and operated business and all the cotton for their towels is grown on their family farm in North Alabama. They offer bundle options, including a robe that is also 100% made in the USA. Some of their towels get sold out quickly but they offer other cotton-based products as well. Each bath bundle comes with two large bath towels, washcloths, and hand towels. These towels are described to be incredibly soft and luxuriously plush. Red Land is also on our list of kitchen towels made in the USA.
As you probably guessed, the American Blanket Company also makes blankets, but their towels are designed to be super comfy and made with 100% U.S.-grown cotton. They have a lot of embroidery and customization options, including 15 different embroidery colors to choose from. Their towels are actually manufactured in the same facility as 1888 Mills (listed above). They’re designed to offer a luxurious feel and are highly absorbent. These towels are also ringspun, which helps with durability.
Started in 2011, Towels by GUS has been making top-quality ringspun towels, made from 100% cotton and manufactured in the USA. Towels by GUS is a small, family-run business based out of Sonoma, CA. They feature a tough single-hem border that wraps around these towels. The towels are made from loose-knit cotton, which helps make them particularly absorbent. They should be washed and dried before the first use for the best performance and longest durability.
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Factors To Consider
When selecting a towel, focus heavily on the feel of the towel. High-quality towels feel heavier than standard towels do. They are made from tightly coiled fibers and have a dense feeling that low-quality towels simply can’t emulate. Of course, select towels based on how soft they feel as well but always look for a tight, dense, and heavy feeling first and foremost to ensure high quality.
Heavy Double Stitching
While examining towels, look closely at the stitching used around the hems. Each hem should be double-stitched with heavy stitching for maximum strength and durability. Heavy stitching reduces fraying and problems with wear over time.
Color and Pattern
The best towels should be durable and soft to the touch, but they should also come in a variety of looks so you can complete your bathroom design.
When choosing towels, look for mostly cotton construction, tight loop patterns, and thick and heavy fiber construction for maximum absorbency. Select towels that will dry up large spills of water and still offer additional absorbency.
Tough Two-Ply Construction
Typically, two-ply construction is better than single-ply. Two-ply towels are tougher, absorb a bit better, and generally last longer. Also, when maximum strength is needed, it pays to opt for nylon/cotton blends for towels even though you will lose a bit of absorbency for added durability.