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Soft touch…Tender skin… smooth feel… good obsorber…pleasant colour…Towel..

A towel is a piece of absorbent fabric or paper used for drying or wiping. It draws moisture through direct contact, often using a blotting or a rubbing motion. Common household textile towels are made from cotton, rayon, bamboo, non-woven fibers or a few other materials.

Types of towels

A bath towel is used for drying the body after bathing, showering or swimming.

A large bath towel is sometimes called a bath sheet.

A beach towel is usually a little bit larger than a bath towel.

Although it is often used for drying off after being in the water, its chief purpose is to provide a surface to lie on.

They are also worn for privacy while changing clothes in a public area, and for wiping sand from the body or objects. Beach towels often have colorful patterns.

A foot towel is a small, rectangular towel which, in the absence of a rug, carpet or bathroom mat, is placed on the bathroom floor to stand on after finishing a shower or bath.

A hand towel is significantly smaller than a bath towel  and is used for drying the hands after washing them.

An oven towel or confectioner’s mitten is a multipurpose household towel used for a kitchen or shop applications.

The term came into use within Irish communities after a textile mogul, Owen Valley, created the line based on his own towel experiences.

A paper towel is a piece of paper that can be used once as a towel and then be disposed of. A perforated roll of paper towels is normally mounted on a rod a little longer than the width of the roll, or in an alternative type of hanger that has protrusions on ears, the protrusions fitting into the ends of the paper towel roll. Paper towels can also be found packaged like facial tissues, as individual folded sheets.

A disposable towel (or nonwoven towel) is a towel intended for a single user, but not necessarily for a single use, as it can be reused but not washed. It is often made of non-woven fibres, and popular for the hospital, hotel, geriatric and salon or beauty industries because it guarantees cleanliness and hygiene every time.

A show towel is a subspecies of the common bath or hand towel that has had trim, such as satin, lace or linen stitched onto it, or embroidery done on it, mainly to simply “look nice”. They are used to add a decorative touch, usually to a bathroom, most commonly in the USA. They should not be used to actually dry anything, as regular washing ruins the added trim, and the towel buckles as well

A sports towel, or (synthetic) chamois, is a towel originally developed for swimmers and divers, favored for its super-absorbent qualities. Sports towels can be wrung out when saturated, leaving the towel able to absorb water again, although not dry. The absorbent material in sports towels may be composed of viscose, PVA or microfiber, with polyester woven in for durability. Some manufacturers incorporate a silver ion or compound treatment into their towels to better inhibit microbial growth and associated odors.

A sweat towel or gym towel, often of similar size to a hand towel, is used during a workout to dry yourself from sweat and/or make a barrier between the gym machines and your skin, It can also be required in gyms in order to wipe down the machines after use

The term kitchen towel can refer to either a dish towel or to a paper towel, the latter usage being primarily British.
A flannel, wash cloth, washcloth, face-washer (Australian) or face cloth is a small square about the width of a hand towel, and is used by wetting, applying soap to the towel, and then using the towel to apply the soap to skin. This increases abrasion, and can remove dead skin cells from the skin more effectively than just manual application and rubbing of soap. In some parts of the world, washing mitts are used for this purpose.

A wet towel (oshibori) is used in Japan to wash the hands before eating. It is often given to customers of an izakaya.

A cloth towel dispenser or continuous cloth towel is a towel manipulated by a series of rollers, used as an alternative to paper towels and hand dryers in public washrooms. These may have a lower environmental impact than paper towels, though concerns over hygiene mean they are not used by some organisations. They can also be used in dangerous “choking games”.

A bar towel is an absorbent, usually small towel used in bars and often given away free as promotional items.

Disposable towels are a relatively new invention, made from nonwoven fibres. They were first popularised by the hospital supply industry, but now relatively common in resorts, hotels, beauty salons, day cares and similar fields. Their main advantage is the hygiene and cleanliness that they guarantee for each user. Often, they are made from some recycled content, and can be recycled after use. Disposable towels save hotel and salon owners times and money by preventing the necessity of washing and drying traditional, cotton towels

Use rough and tough plastic stool for bathing rather than light weight and delicate stools.

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