Your bathroom can easily be one of the most wasteful rooms in your home. While it’s not always possible to mitigate that wastefulness, it is possible to take active measures in ensuring your decor, at the very least, is sustainably inclined. Keep reading for five textiles for your bathroom that are eco-conscious.
There is much to be said about organic cotton. From its general durability to its high-quality-feel, organic cotton is the perfect starter material for anyone dipping their toe into sustainable textiles.
We’ve talked before about the diverse applications of bamboo which, of course, extend into the bathroom. Bamboo is a sustainable crop in that it replenishes quickly, and can be produced at a low cost. To boot, bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial, mildew resistant, and hypo-allergenic.
In addition to being highly absorbent and durable, help is also mold and mildew resistant, making it an ideal material for bath linens. It’s also grown and processed sans chemicals, making it a winner in our books.
Jute is an organic, hypoallergenic, biodegradable, recyclable fiber that’s used all over the world as a sustainable alternative to synthetic fabric. Jute, in bathmat form, will serve you well for a low, low price.
Derived from Europe and fairly new on the market, is wood pulp, (also known as Legna), which bears some likeness to jute. Wood pulp is derived from sustainable tree farms, using a bleach-free, low-impact, and highly maintainable method.