Towels are a staple in not only our daily routines but also for the warm (and often unbearably hot) summer months, and as such we want them to be both soft on our skin and on the environment. Whether you’re a patter, a rubber or a drip dryer, wrap yourself up guilt-free with these organic cotton beach and bath towels from brands in Australia and New Zealand.


Baina organic cotton towels

BAINA towels will fashionably and playfully take you from the bathroom to the beach. The designs fuse contemporary and simplistic features with ultimate comfort. The fun yet sophisticated prints and colour choices are perfectly complemented by the use of texture. These towels are made from GOTS-certified organic cotton in Portugal and are produced with one of Europe’s most established mills, resulting in the development of its considered offering. BAINA towels are high quality and made to last, which is reflected in the pricing.

2. Bhumi

Bhumi organic cotton towels

Bhumi’s range of certified organic cotton towels are the best mix of sustainability and luxury. The pared back and classic designs come in grey, white and granite blue. The bundle packs are a great way to style your bathroom, while being super practical as each of its towels are designed to dry quickly and be gentle and soothing on your skin. They are crafted from 100% Fairtrade and organically farmed cotton and are free from toxic chemical sprays and genetically modified seeds. Bhumi’s towels are ethically made in India in Fairtrade factories.

Britt’s List readers can get 20% off full priced purchases at Bhumi wth code BRITTBHUMI20 at checkout. 

3. Ecodownunder

Ecodownunder has your beach and bath towel needs sorted. The brand’s towels are premium quality, without the high price tag, and the entire collection is made from natural fibres, containing no harsh chemicals or toxic dyes. The beach and turkish towels are sure to be your favourite beach accessory this summer, and every summer after. They come in a range of cute designs and colours, and are made from eco or organic cotton.  Ecodownunder also has a collection of bath towels in a variety of colours to suit your bathroom style and space. They are made from organic cotton or a cotton and bamboo blend.

4. ecoLinen

ecolinen charcoal towel stack

ecoLinen describes its organic cotton bath towels as substantial, thick and thirsty. These towels are soft, exceptionally absorbent and are built to last with the added bonus of being sustainably produced and delivered. You’ll find them hanging in the bathroom of some of Australia’s top luxury resorts and as such having them in your home will make you feel like you’re on a luxe holiday. They come in white or dark donkey brown.

5. Sheets on the Line

Sheets on the line

Sheets on the Line stocks a range of organic cotton beach and bath towels. The range of knitted bath towels and gingham beach towels (and matching bags) look just as good at home, by the pool or at your favourite beach spot. These towels are absorbent, light, quick to dry and also fold into a convenient small size, making them easy to carry and the perfect travel companion. Sheets on the Line’s towels are designed in Australia and ethically made in India.

6. Blessed Earth

Organic has never felt so good with the range of Blessed Earth environmentally friendly towels, which are both highly absorbent and dry easily. Deck out your bathroom with its bath towels, bath sheets, bath mats, face towels and hand towels, or hit the beach with its turkish towels. They also stock hooded towels for the little ones in your life. The Blessed Earth towels are GOTS-certified organic and come in white, natural, charcoal grey, chocolate brown and mystic blue.

7. Canningvale

Canningvale describes itself as the luxury bath towel experts, placing emphasis on functional designs and colour, without compromising on performance and quality. Canningvale has a generous selection of GOTS-certified organic cotton bath towels, which come in a selection of colours and styles. The designs combine simplicity, luxury and practicality and its mission is to simply make soft, long lasting and absorbent towels. This family owned and operated business focuses on making luxury homewares in a sustainable way for Australian families.

8. Aagan

Aagan organic cotton towels

Aagan has a small but practical selection of bath towels.These towels are soft, absorbent, thick and fluffy in texture. They are made from 100% GOTS-certified pure organic cotton, are allergy free and use no chemical dyes and pesticides in the production process. Aagan’s ethically made towels are available in pure white, light grey, grey, navy blue and natural (creme).

9. EcoNirvana

EcoNirvana provides small-batch artisan organic towels for those who just love their bathtime. It has a wide variety of ranges and styles to choose from for the whole family. EcoNirvana takes great pride in devoting itself to creating beautiful towels at a reasonable price. This includes carefully choosing quality cottons and using traditional methods for dying and weaving in order to preserve the properties of the yarn. A special mention to its new sustainable range, Re Brera, which is made from 60% recycled materials including cotton-cutting waste, recycled PET bottles and recycled cotton. This mixture creates a fluffy compact towel that is perfect for everyday use and travel.

10. Patagonia

The Patagonia organic cotton beach towels come in three fun prints to suit your style. Choose one or get all three, we won’t judge. These towels are super comfortable, highly absorbent and are made from 100% organic cotton, making them plush and skin-friendly. The design features two sides for maximum practicality. A velvety velour side that sheds sand with an easy shake and a looped terry side to dry yourself off. They are generous in size and are perfect for a full day at the beach, lake or pool.