Egyptian Cotton Towel Guide

Grey Egyptian cotton towel folded with pink rose

It’s no secret that Egyptian cotton towels are the gold standard when it comes to luxury, durability and comfort, but what is it about the way they’re made that makes them so well regarded by millions of people around the world? While there’s a lot to be said for the superior raw materials in an Egyptian cotton towel, there’s a lot more to their manufacture than meets the eye.

Why you should buy Egyptian bath cotton towels:

  1. The world's finest cotton
  2. Softer and more absorbent towels for longer
  3. Easy to care for
  4. Guilt free luxury for your home
  5. Browse our excellent range



Egypt’s amazing cotton isn’t just marketing, there’s science behind the softness and durability. Thanks to the exceptional growing conditions around the Nile valley, Egyptian cotton produces much longer and stronger fibres than cotton grown in other countries. These are much easier to work with and produce long, luxurious loops in your towel that feel much softer than shorter, stubbier loops made using inferior cotton. Egyptian cotton is also handpicked, which guarantees only the highest quality fibres are chosen, while mechanical gathering throws in the bad with the good which brings the average quality down.



Egyptian cotton is the best in the business when it comes to creating top quality towels, but there’s more to the magic than that. Manufacturing is important as well as materials, and that’s where Egyptian cotton really shines. Those amazing long fibres let us create Egyptian towels with extra long loops, meaning there’s way more surface area to absorb water than with other types of cotton. That makes our Egyptian bath towels super breathable too, so they dry faster and stay fluffy and fresh throughout their life.


Egyptian cotton bath towel in white tied with scooms ribbon



It feels like there has to be a catch, but did you know that Egyptian cotton towels are also really easy to care for? Unlike artificial alternatives, all those amazing qualities are totally natural, so it's easy to care for your towels to keep them fluffy and fresh. Wash them at 30°- 40° once a week, without fabric conditioner, and either tumble dry or hang them out to dry, and you’ll get years of top quality service from your towel!



So 100% Egyptian cotton towels are naturally soft, fluffy and hard wearing thanks to the quality of the materials and manufacturing. Want to know the best part about that? It means we don’t need to use any harsh chemicals or artificial ingredients to make our towels top quality. We simply rely on the natural quality of Egyptian cotton, so there’s nothing nasty hurting the planet and you can enjoy the best in life. Our luxurious Egyptian cotton bath towels are a great investment and well cared for, they will last for years.



Find out more about how we created our luxury Egyptian towel range of Egyptian cotton bath towels and Egyptian cotton bath sheets, plus Egyptian cotton hand towels and Egyptian cotton bath mats. Luxury towels made to the highest standards, sold at a great price, free from anything that could irritate your skin or harm the environment. We don’t use single use plastics, so your towels will be tied with a material ribbon and delivered in a fully recyclable cardboard box for a guilt free shopping experience.


Want to know more about how to choose the best Egyptian cotton towels? Check out our guide to choosing the best towels.




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Bedding size guide


These are standard UK bedding measurements so if you know your mattress size, you can easily work out which duvet size you need. (Width x length.)

UK sizes Duvet size Mattress size
Single 135 x 200cm (53 x 79") 90 x 190cm (36 x 75")
Double 200 x 200cm (79 x 79") 135 x 190cm (53 x 75")
King 225 x 220cm (89 x 87") 150 x 200cm (60 x 78")
Super king 260 x 220cm (102 x 87") 180 x 200cm (72 x 78")

US/CANADA BEDDING SIZES: Approximate matches to UK sizes are US King/UK Super king, US Queen/UK King,  US Full/UK Double and US Twin/UK Single.

EUROPEAN BEDDING SIZES: Each size - Single, Double, King and Grand king - is a little larger than the UK equivalent.

Measure your mattress to see which size bedding you need: our UK v European v US mattress comparison guide.



Young children can overheat so if they are old enough to use a full size bed, we recommend using a single size 4.5 tog duvet.

 Tog rating Season / heat Feel
2.5 tog High summer / hot sleepers Light thermal insulation
4.5 tog Summer Lower thermal insulation
9 tog Spring & Autumn Cosy medium heat
All season 13.5 tog 4.5 tog + 9 tog Very warm
All season 11.5 tog 2.5 tog + 9 tog Warm
All season 7 tog 2.5 tog + 4.5 tog Lower warmth



Our goose down duvets have high 700 fill power. Fill weight is measured in GSM (grams per square metre). For example view our 9 tog king size goose down duvet for more duvet details.

Fill weight (not total duvet weight)
Single All seasons - 788gsm
9 tog - 486gsm 
4.5 tog - 302gsm 
2.5 tog - 220gsm
Double All seasons - 1168gsm
9 tog - 720gsm
4.5 tog - 448gsm
2.5 tog - 320gsm
King All seasons - 1478gsm
9 tog - 911gsm
4.5 tog - 567gsm
2.5 tog - 400gsm
Super king All seasons - 1671gsm
9 tog - 1030gsm
4.5 tog - 641gsm
2.5 tog - 480gsm



Our pillows come in two sizes and two firmness options. (Width x length.)

Standard  50 x 75cm
King 50 x 90cm



Our fitted sheets are deep fit, up to 40cm / 15.7" mattress depth. And our duvet covers fasten with large, easy to use buttons. (Width x length.)

Duvet cover Fitted sheet Flat sheet Pillowcase (pair)
Single 140 x 200cm 90 x 190cm 180 x 275cm
Double 200 x 200cm 135 x 190cm 230 x 275cm 50 x 75cm (Standard)
King 230 x 220cm 150 x 200cm 275 x 275cm 50 x 90cm (King)
Super king 260 x 220cm 180 x 200cm 305 x 275cm



Our mattress protectors are deep fit, up to 40cm mattress depth. Choose the same size protector as your mattress size. (Width x length.)

Mattress protector size Mattress size
Single 90 x 190cm 90 x 190cm
Double 135 x 190cm 135 x 190cm
King 150 x 200cm 150 x 200cm
Super king 180 x 200cm 180 x 200cm 


£10 off your 1st order over £200

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