Kushel beech fiber towels are a little luxury in the bathroom

Wood doesn’t sound like the best material from which to make a towel. But Kushel beech fiber towels are very soft and 50% more absorbent than straight cotton, meaning you stay cozy after your shower.

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In its natural state, wood is a relatively hard, unforgiving material. It’s certainly not the kind of thing you want to wrap around your naked body when you leave the shower.

When you break down the timber into individual fibers, however, you find that wood isn’t so hard after all. In fact, beechwood fibers are just as soft as cotton. In addition, the wood fibers are considerably more absorbent.

Kushel beech fiber towels take advantage of this amazing material to provide a little luxury in the bathroom.

What are wood fibers?

When you pick up a piece of wood, you’re not actually holding a solid material. The grain you can see is made up of individual fibers, squeezed together to form a very sturdy column.

These fibers have certain attributes that allow the tree to thrive. Firstly, they are flexible. As a result, the tree can bend in the wind rather than snapping. The fibers are also very good at soaking up water, and strong enough to support the immense canopy above.

wood fiber towels - Kushel beech fiber towels are a little luxury in the bathroom

Kushel towels are made from wood fibers

You can see these very same attributes at work in Kushel towels. They are made from a combination of TENCEL Modal — sustainable beech fibers — and certified organic cotton, meaning you get the best of both worlds. However, the addition of the wood makes all the difference.

What is so special about beech fiber towels?

wood fiber towels - Kushel beech fiber towels are a little luxury in the bathroom

Kushel towels are soft and absorbent

For starters, Kushel towels are 50% more absorbent than regular cotton towels. What’s more, the absorbency doesn’t diminish noticeably over time.

wood fiber towels - Kushel beech fiber towels are a little luxury in the bathroom

Long-lasting softness with Kushel

These towels also retain their softness. A double-loop weave helps the beech fibers to retain their shape and stay fluffy. Furthermore, Kushel towels are very breathable and the beech has natural anti-bacterial qualities.

wood fiber towels - Kushel beech fiber towels are a little luxury in the bathroom

Kushel makes face towels too

Once these towels eventually reach the end of their useful life, they will biodegrade rather than clogging up the ocean like plastic. If that wasn’t enough, the folks at Kushel plant two trees for every towel sold.

wood fiber towels - Kushel beech fiber towels are a little luxury in the bathroom

No more chilly mornings with Kushel

Along with the full-sized bath towel, Kushel makes face and hand towels, and a bath sheet. With three colors to pick from, there

“Kushel creates superior coziness from truly organic materials. We make it easy for you to live a more sustainable lifestyle, by designing high-quality towels at a fair price.” — Kushel on Kickstarter

A cozy embrace

It’s only on cold winter mornings that you realize how effectively Kushel towels absorb water. It means you won’t have to shiver after every shower and swim.

Want more fluff?

At 600GSM, Kushel towels are cozy without being super fluffy. If you prefer a super fuzzy texture, you might want to stick with cotton.

Availability

– Kickstarter: Until December 4th

– Pledge: $21.63 USD

– Delivery: April 2019

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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