Almost every single towel manufacturing company will ask themselves the same question: “How can I create bath towels at the lowest possible price”. And with that question in mind, there are a variety of steps that must be taken to successfully create these products in a cost-efficient manner. In the following article, we are going to talk about all of the fundamental steps associated with making bath towels.
Step #1: Ball of Cotton
This is where this product begins. A manufacturer real really needs to choose high-quality cotton that hasn’t been deteriorated from pests, light, or weather. The purity of the cotton is also very important. The overall value of the towel will be determined by the type of cotton being used, which is one of the main reasons why towel companies spend so much time allocating the right kind.
Step #2: Carded Cotton
Once high-quality cotton has been purchased, the cotton itself will be carefully separated from the husk. The fibers from the husk are carded. For those who weren’t aware, “carding” is a relatively intricate process that involves removing any kind of foreign debris that may have gotten tangled within the fibers of the cotton. It also involves removing tangles and straightening the fibers so that they are easier to work with.
Step #3: Combing
Once the cotton has gone through the carding phase, it will require heavy combing. This is a process that is designed to remove any impurities that may have been left behind from the previous step. It will also aid in producing bath towels that are durable as well as silky. If you’ve ever felt Egyptian cotton then you probably already have a fairly good idea about how heavily combed cotton feels.
Step #4: Spinning
This is a step in the process that is relatively standard in the industry. Nowadays, spinning is done using machines and this is basically when the fibers of the cotton are rapidly rotated. This step is designed to eliminate any loose cotton that may be attached to the fabric. The process closely resembles the spinning that is associated with cotton candy as it is being made.
Step #5: Twisting
Twisting is done several times and it is used to pinch the yarn together in order to create the bath towels. The amount of twisting that occurs will ultimately determine the strength and durability of a particular towel.
After this step, something called “Dyeing” occurs. While there are many ways for getting this step done, it is basically when the cotton is pulled through a dye machine in order to gain its color. Keep in mind that different companies have different ways for getting this step done.
That's How it's Done
As you cans see, creating bath towels is relatively simple to understand. Remember that towel companies are always trying to figure out how to release products in the most cost effective way possible. The above steps are relatively common among the industry and are used to create bath towels of all shapes, sizes, and colors.