Ethical & Sustainable Bath Towels

Ethical & Sustainable Bath Towels

by Melissa Caputo,

MAD Market Executive Editor 

Bath towels are not the first thing you think about buying as an adult. If you're like me, you had the one towel you took to college that was probably stolen from your mom's collection and you just rode thigns out with that as long as possible. When I got a house I realized I actually needed to get, like, legit towels. And hand towels. And guest towels. And bath mats and shower curtains... so many things. Thankfully, we have an abundance of options when it comes to ethical and sustainable bath products.

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Connected Goods carries these absorbent and quick-drying cotton towels are handwoven in Ethiopia using traditional weaving techniques.

The cotton itself is even hand-spun and hand-dyed using eco-friendly dyes.

Over 20 artisans took part in creating these towels for you and each of them is able to be pair a living wage thanks to your purchase.


Parachute employs expert craftspeople from around the world to safely make their products without harmful chemicals. This means the products are safer to make for the artisans and safer for your home. They are Oeko Tex certified for sustainable and socially responsible manufacturing.

They partner with the United Nations Nothing But Nets campaign to donate malaria-prevention bed nets to those at risk.


Boll & Branch carries these extra plush, extra large bath towels that carry several certifications for manufacturing fairly and sustainable: Fair Trade, GOTS and Oeko Tex.


Because of your purchase, Boll & Branch is able to help employ over 1,000 factory workers and 12,000 farmers with fair wages and safe working conditions.



Give Back Goods brings us these gorgeous Fair Trade certified Ethiopian cotton handwoven bath towels.

They are made from healthy and sustainable fibers and dyes.

The artisans use entirely locally-grown fibers and weave the textiles using ancient techniques. By purchasing these towels, you're not only helping provide quality jobs for communities in need, but you're helping preserve a traditional art form of the local people.


These traditional lightweight Turkish organic towels from Coyuchi will bring sophistication to your bathroom. They're made from 100% organic cotton grown, harvested and woven in Turkey where these towels are made.

These are GOTS Made Safe certified. Your purchase supports sustainable and ethical manufacturing.


Sol Organics offers super plush organic cotton towels that are GOTS and Fair Trade certified. That means when you cuddle up to this ultra-soft (and ultra-large) bath sheet, you also know that you made a positive impact on people and planet with your purchase.


Under the Canopy have been my go-to for my bath towels for a few years now. I love the bath sheets (extra-large towels), GOTS certification, water-saving and chemical-reducing practices and, of course, the ethical manufacturing. The pricing is more accessible to me than some of the other brands and the run sales pretty often.

They're passionate about community investment. When you purchase from Under the Canopy, you're a part of entire communities rising from poverty.


This versatile towel can be your go-to shower staple as well as something you take to the beach, pool or on a picnic. It's compact, expertly tight weave makes it quick-drying and easy to clean.

It's Fair Trade certified and handwoven in Turkey by local artisans preserving a heritage craft.

Made Trade also donates 1% of its profits to grassroots organizes and offsets all carbon emissions.


These Pact towels are made with 100% organic cotton and are Fair Trade certified. Pact is one of the more accessibly priced brands, so I'd definitely check them out.

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