Let's talk about the similarities first. They are both lightweight, absorbent and quick-drying. And wonderfully compact to take with you. Ideal as a beach towel and in the suitcase and beach bag. But there are also clear differences. For example, microfibre is a synthetic material made of polyester, among other things. And cotton is a natural fiber. Microfiber (also called microfiber) is very fine – as much as 1/100th of the diameter of a human hair – and about a third of the diameter of a cotton fiber.
If you look at the manufacture of these materials, there are environmental concerns in both. Polyester is extracted from crude oil. But in the further processing into polyester and microfiber, relatively little energy is used. No water is used in printing and colouring either. Microfiber is basically super durable because it is very strong and therefore lasts a very long time. Unfortunately, in the case of plastic itself, that is the big problem. Because it doesn't break down if left in nature.
But cotton also has a negative impact. In the cultivation of cotton, a huge amount of water is used and also pesticides. In addition, the dyeing process of cotton is very polluting. With our SooBluu microfibre towels we consciously choose recycled PET bottles. Where we ensure the reuse of the existing plastic. Very sustainable! The beauty of the hamam towels of ZusenZomer, on the other hand, is that we ensure that they are authentically handwoven according to an old craft. Where we have a long-term relationship with our suppliers on a fair trade basis. In addition, part of the collection is now made of organic cotton. And the dyeing and washing is done via the OekoTex quality mark.
With both brands you can make a conscious choice for a better planet!