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How safe is Your Dressing Gown?

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How safe is Your Dressing Gown?

It’s officially bathrobe season and not a moment too soon for those who enjoy the creature comforts of a cosy gown to relax in during the autumn and winter months. Before you dig out your faithful dressing gown for the seasons ahead, be sure to consider the safety and efficacy of your robe. Warm and fleecy it may be, but could it be harbouring bacteria, unpleasant odours, and worse still, compromising your health?

An online search for bathrobes will yield all manner of results with price tags as broad as the spectrum of colours and patterns available. What then is the reason for the price gap, and why shouldn’t you opt for a cheaper gown?

Breathability

First up, how breathable is your gown? By that, we mean how good is it at moisture-wicking? If you’ve ever had the misfortune of getting out of the shower into a robe that makes you feel like you need to head back into the shower ten minutes later, you’ll know exactly what we mean.

There’s a reason that luxury hotels offer 100% cotton dressing gowns for their esteemed guests. Primarily for their comfort and because they absorb excess water after a bath or a shower, leaving you dry, fresh and hygienic.

Next time you’re browsing dressing gowns be sure to check the material composition and if polyester fleece appears on the list, run for the hills, or better still, the shower! It’s not at all uncommon for polyester dressing gowns to be billed as breathable, but polyester is a manmade fibre that belongs to the polythene family. If this conjures up images of wrapping yourself in a roll of cling film post-shower, you’re probably not too wide of the mark.

Polyester will do a fabulous job of trapping moisture next to your precious skin, making you sweaty and trapping odours.

All gowns are not created equal

Online shopping has become as much a part of our routine as donning our dressing gown. The convenience it offers cannot be denied, but internet shopping does not afford the chance to experience quality, touch and to feel a garment.

It’s no surprise then that a £20 dressing gown could be mistaken for looking very similar online to a gown costing upwards of £80 or £90.

At Bown of London, we are passionate about quality, style and comfort. What makes us unique is the use of the finest Egyptian cotton for our velour and lightweight bathrobes. Bown of London offers a wide range of luxury products that our customers can feel comfortable in.

Quality Bathrobes Last Longer

No doubt you’ve heard the old adage, ‘buy cheap, buy twice’.

We consider a dressing gown an investment purchase. It’s the lounge suit you wear at home and instrumental to your comfort.

Another way of looking at it is how many wears you get out of your bathrobe. Though more widely used in the winter months, Brits tend to favour a gown in the mornings and before bedtime every day of the year. That’s two wears a day, 365 days a year. 720 wears a year at a price point of £100 equates to less than 14p a day. Surely that’s a small price to pay for a luxury dressing gown built to last?

The Perils of Polyester

The textiles industry is becoming increasingly sophisticated with greater attention to kinder, sustainable fabrics. In tandem, we’re becoming more conscious about the materials we choose to put next to our skin. This is as important for our choice of loungewear as it is our everyday attire.

A recent article published by npr.org pointed out the perils of polyester fleece. According to scientists, each wash of a fleece garment releases thousands of microscopic plastic fibres, or microfibres, into the environment. These microfibres enter the ecosystem and invariably end up back on our plates, leading to the troubling question, ‘are we eating our fleece garments?’ Something to consider next time you are popping on that sweat-inducing polyester gown?

Give the Gift of Quality

Dressing gowns are not just something we buy for ourselves. As the festive season approaches, sales of bathrobes soar. A gown is the perfect gift for a loved one – particularly when a personalised bathrobe – a speciality of Bown of London.

A gift should be memorable for all the right reasons. When you choose a Bown of London bathrobe, you can be assured that you are buying quality workmanship and the finest materials. Give the gift of warmth. The gift of luxury and ultimate a gift that you know is safe and will be cherished for years to come.

At Bown of London, we insist on the natural breathable properties of natural cotton fibres.

You Are What You Wear

Our gowns are hailed the Rolls Royce of bathrobes. We choose only the finest materials and consider our bathrobes to be an expression of personal style. We believe a quality bathrobe, crafted from luxury Egyptian cotton, will serve you and your skin far better than cheap synthetic me-too products. The choice, of course, is yours but on balance you are what you wear.

 

 

How safe is Your Dressing Gown?

It’s officially bathrobe season and not a moment too soon for those who enjoy the creature comforts of a cosy gown to relax in during the autumn and winter months. Before you dig out your faithful dressing gown for the seasons ahead, be sure to consider the safety and efficacy of your robe. Warm and fleecy it may be, but could it be harbouring bacteria, unpleasant odours, and worse still, compromising your health?

An online search for bathrobes will yield all manner of results with price tags as broad as the spectrum of colours and patterns available. What then is the reason for the price gap, and why shouldn’t you opt for a cheaper gown?

Breathability

First up, how breathable is your gown? By that, we mean how good is it at moisture-wicking? If you’ve ever had the misfortune of getting out of the shower into a robe that makes you feel like you need to head back into the shower ten minutes later, you’ll know exactly what we mean.

There’s a reason that luxury hotels offer 100% cotton dressing gowns for their esteemed guests. Primarily for their comfort and because they absorb excess water after a bath or a shower, leaving you dry, fresh and hygienic.

Next time you’re browsing dressing gowns be sure to check the material composition and if polyester fleece appears on the list, run for the hills, or better still, the shower! It’s not at all uncommon for polyester dressing gowns to be billed as breathable, but polyester is a manmade fibre that belongs to the polythene family. If this conjures up images of wrapping yourself in a roll of cling film post-shower, you’re probably not too wide of the mark.

Polyester will do a fabulous job of trapping moisture next to your precious skin, making you sweaty and trapping odours.

All gowns are not created equal

Online shopping has become as much a part of our routine as donning our dressing gown. The convenience it offers cannot be denied, but internet shopping does not afford the chance to experience quality, touch and to feel a garment.

It’s no surprise then that a £20 dressing gown could be mistaken for looking very similar online to a gown costing upwards of £80 or £90.

At Bown of London, we are passionate about quality, style and comfort. What makes us unique is the use of the finest Egyptian cotton for our velour and lightweight bathrobes. Bown of London offers a wide range of luxury products that our customers can feel comfortable in.

Quality Bathrobes Last Longer

No doubt you’ve heard the old adage, ‘buy cheap, buy twice’.

We consider a dressing gown an investment purchase. It’s the lounge suit you wear at home and instrumental to your comfort.

Another way of looking at it is how many wears you get out of your bathrobe. Though more widely used in the winter months, Brits tend to favour a gown in the mornings and before bedtime every day of the year. That’s two wears a day, 365 days a year. 720 wears a year at a price point of £100 equates to less than 14p a day. Surely that’s a small price to pay for a luxury dressing gown built to last?

The Perils of Polyester

The textiles industry is becoming increasingly sophisticated with greater attention to kinder, sustainable fabrics. In tandem, we’re becoming more conscious about the materials we choose to put next to our skin. This is as important for our choice of loungewear as it is our everyday attire.

A recent article published by npr.org pointed out the perils of polyester fleece. According to scientists, each wash of a fleece garment releases thousands of microscopic plastic fibres, or microfibres, into the environment. These microfibres enter the ecosystem and invariably end up back on our plates, leading to the troubling question, ‘are we eating our fleece garments?’ Something to consider next time you are popping on that sweat-inducing polyester gown?

Give the Gift of Quality

Dressing gowns are not just something we buy for ourselves. As the festive season approaches, sales of bathrobes soar. A gown is the perfect gift for a loved one – particularly when a personalised bathrobe – a speciality of Bown of London.

A gift should be memorable for all the right reasons. When you choose a Bown of London bathrobe, you can be assured that you are buying quality workmanship and the finest materials. Give the gift of warmth. The gift of luxury and ultimate a gift that you know is safe and will be cherished for years to come.

At Bown of London, we insist on the natural breathable properties of natural cotton fibres.

You Are What You Wear

Our gowns are hailed the Rolls Royce of bathrobes. We choose only the finest materials and consider our bathrobes to be an expression of personal style. We believe a quality bathrobe, crafted from luxury Egyptian cotton, will serve you and your skin far better than cheap synthetic me-too products. The choice, of course, is yours but on balance you are what you wear.

 

 

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