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What is the softest kind of towel?

Asked by mowens (8392points) November 10th, 2011

This is going to sound moronic. So, I was at my parents a few years back and my mom had gotten this new supper soft, super absorbant towel. I stole it. I took it back with me and I have had it for years. It is white, and the (for lack of a better term) brussles on it are HUGE. This is the absolute softest towel I have ever seen.

I used bleach on it a few times, taking the ink off of the tag. I have no idea what kind of towel it is. For the past 2 years I have felt EVERY towel I see wherever I go, and never find something similar. My mom thought it might have been a bamboo towel, but I found those somewhere and they were not nearly as soft… and the texture was entirely different. I need to know what kind of towel this is. I NEED MORE SOFT TOWELS!!!

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SpatzieLover's avatar

If it is super absorbant and super soft, I’m going to guess that it’s a microfiber towel. Usually I have to order them online, but out of state relatives tell me they sell them at Dillard’s. We don’t have Dillard’s in my state

EDIT: These are all I use for my hair. They cut drying time in half.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Sounds like fleece, but that wouldn’t be very absorbent.

mowens's avatar

@SpatzieLover I dont think it was microfiber, but I will try that out. I will post a picture of that towel when I get home. Serious Mowens is Serious.

@Skaggfacemutt It looks like a normal towel but there is kind of a pattern to the little thingies on it. It’s weird. I will show you.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Just from experience, microfiber has an unpleasant, spongy, clingy feel to it. I have bamboo towels and they are nice, but I wouldn’t say that they are the softest towels I ever felt. Maybe yours is french terry.

Judi's avatar

Edit. Note to self. Self, please read the other posts before answering.

YARNLADY's avatar

It used to be Egyptian Cotton until the industry found out there were no regulations on what could bear that label.

EmptyNest's avatar

Hmm… I would have said just use downy. But personally I prefer dry, absorbent towels to soft ones. Wouldn’t mind trying the one you’ve described, though.

mowens's avatar

@EmptyNest If I ever find it, I will let you know. I forgot to take a picture. I will tonight.

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