How To Choose Bamboo Viscose Bath Linen

Matching bath linens help create an elegant, luxurious feel in any bathroom. Many households tend to end up with a mishmash of towels that don’t match, are wearing out, and don’t do a great job drying the body. Bamboo viscose bath linens solve all of these problems and more.

Cariloha is here to help you learn how to choose the right bamboo viscose bath linens for your needs, meaning you get to enjoy superior comfort, ultimate quality, and unrivalled durability for every towel size you need.

Consumer Disclaimer: Cariloha Bamboo™ fabrics are made of viscose from bamboo.

Bath Towel Sizes

The term bath towel does not exclusively refer to the towel you use after a shower — hand towels, finger towels, washcloths, and bath sheets are also part of the towel family. These options come in different sizes and perform different functions. So, as you’re planning your bathroom design, you’ll want to buy these different towel sizes to meet your needs and ensure you have a matching set.

Bath Towel

Sizes range from 27″ x 52″ to 30″ x 58″

A bath towel is the standard body-drying option that most people use. These towels are well-suited for use in small bathrooms, children’s bathrooms, and guest bathrooms.

Bath Sheets

Sizes range from 35″ x 60″ to 40″ x 70″

When trying to distinguish between bath sheets vs bath towels, it all comes down to size. Bath sheets are merely larger towels, and are a great option for larger-bodied individuals. A bath sheet is well-suited for master bathrooms and larger bathrooms.

Hand Towels

Sizes range from 16″ x 28″ to 18″ x 30″

Hand towels are usually hung near the bathroom sink so people can dry their hands after washing up. While hand towels should match in color with the rest of the towels in the bathroom, they usually have more decorative elements — like a special trim — to set them apart. Hand towels are a useful addition to any bathroom.


Size is about 13″ x 13″

A washcloth is usually used during bathing. Some people also use washcloths to clean their faces as part of a skin care routine. Washcloths are ideal for use in showers and bathtubs in any bathroom.

Bath Towel Weight

The weight of a bath towel is how dense it is, and it is measured by GSM. What is GSM? Grams per square meter. And the weight of bamboo viscose bath towels falls between 300 to 900 GSM.

The GSM of bamboo viscose towels is broken down into the following categories:

  • 300 to 400 GSM — These towels are considered lightweight. They dry quickly, since they are not as absorbent as other GSM options.
  • 400 to 620 GSM — These are middle-weight towels that are soft and absorbent while still drying relatively quickly.
  • 620 to 900 — These are the softest, most luxurious towels and as such, they are the heaviest option. High-GSM towels are the most preferred choice due to their comfort level but they also take the longest to dry.

Towel connoisseurs recommend finding bamboo viscose towels with a GSM between 600 and 750 for the best balance of comfort and drying time.

Bath Towel Color

Your choice of towel color comes down to preference. Additionally, you can pick towel colors that match your current bathroom rugs or you can buy a matching set all at once. Darker towel colors tend to create a more moody feeling in a bathroom and can make smaller places look smaller, while lighter towels can brighten a space and make it feel bigger and more airy.

Bath Towel Style

Bamboo viscose towel styles focus on the overall look of the towel, not just color and size. Style options include:

  • Decorative — Used purely for looks rather than functionality
  • Print — Printed images, designs, or patterns on the towel
  • Solid — One overall color

You can buy any towel type in any of the above styles, depending on the look and feel you are going for in your bathroom

Bath Linen Care

Bamboo viscose bathroom linens are a popular choice due to their low-maintenance feature. This means you can enjoy your bath towels for a long time with minimal effort.


Bamboo viscose bath linens should be washed in warm water on a gentle cycle. Try to avoid hot water, which can shrink bamboo viscose towel fibers, or rougher wash cycles that wear out fibers faster and decrease the overall softness.

Wash your bamboo viscose bath linens with a mild detergent, but skip the bleach or fabric softener to avoid damage to your towels.


It is best to air dry your bamboo viscose bath linens to help preserve the softness and general quality of your towels. Try drying them flat, on a drying rack, or outside in the sun. If you want to use a dryer instead, use the lowest heat setting and remove the linens immediately after the cycle to maintain their integrity.


Keep bamboo viscose bath linens away from bleach, hydrogen peroxide, hair dye, and other materials that can stain lighter towels or bleach darker ones. Oils or food stains can usually be removed with mild detergents, but the harsher chemicals and standard bathroom products can potentially ruin your linens. Viscose from bamboo is a tough fabric and with proper care, these bath linens should last you for many years.

Additional Tips For Buying Bath Linens

Buying new bamboo viscose bath linens is an exciting step. Here are additional tips to keep in mind when buying your bath linen:

  • Wash before you use — This helps set the color, improve absorbency, and reduces lint.
  • Easy maintenance for long life — Bamboo viscose linens are low-maintenance, but if you find a loose thread, snip it quickly to prevent further issues.
  • Know where to store them — Bamboo viscose bath towels should be stored in a cool, dark place to ensure they last longer.

Choose Quality — Choose Cariloha

Cariloha bamboo viscose products are marked by quality. We use sustainable, environmentally friendly production processes to create moisture-wicking, order-resistance products that everyone will love. When you’re looking for high-quality bamboo viscose bath linens that will last, choose Cariloha.

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