Transparency at Every Step
At Silk & Snow, we strictly use 100% Egyptian cotton, which has been certified by the Cotton Egypt Association. The Cotton Egypt Association ensures the rigorous standards for quality, durability, and softness that we expect from genuine Egyptian cotton. If you’d like to learn more, click here.
The Egyptian Cotton is further processed and spun into usable yarn in Guimarães, Portugal by the Marinho family, who own and operate a Portuguese textile company in Santo Tirso. The Marinhos use modern solutions to uphold the values of environmental consciousness in the fabric spinning industry.
The thread is then dyed at a textile processing facility in Guimarães, Portugal. This facility is dedicated to preserving the environment by minimizing atmospheric emissions and wastewater discharges.
Cutting and Sewing
The fabric is then cut and sewn into towels in Portugal - the home of a storied textile industry. All towels are audited regularly to ensure that every quality and safety standard is met, including OEKO-TEX.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do these bathmats have a non-slip backing?
No! For our bath mats, we decided to stick with what we know best: high-quality, all-natural materials. As such, no plastic is used in the construction of our bath mats. Since bathmats are designed to get wet, we wanted to use materials that can easily be machine dried, like natural cotton.
What is combed cotton?
Combed cotton is cotton that has undergone an additional processing step during the manufacturing process: combing! Combing helps to remove short, imperfect strands from the cotton plant when processing it. This leads to softer, more durable cotton overall.
What is GSM?
GSM is an acronym for “grams per square metre”, which indicates the weight of the fabric. An item with a higher GSM has a heavier and more robust feel. The GSM of our bath mat is 1200, indicating a plush and cozy feel.