Category Archive: Wholesale Towels

Route-Ready Wholesale Shop Towels Save Time & Money

Good wholesale textile companies pay attention to the smallest details, and it’s those little things that both make your life easier and make the products perform every task and fulfill every need you may have.

So consider the way Hunt Textiles wholesale towels will save you time, energy and money…before you even pull them out of the box to mop up their first spill:

Hunt Textiles route-ready wholesale shop towels arrive ready to use straight out of the box. There’s no need to wash the towels. No need to then dry the towels. No need to worry about stiffness or running colors. They simply arrive pre-washed, pre-bleached and ready for use at oil and lube centers, car washes, auto repair shops and industrial manufacturing centers. Hunt towels maintain the highest degree of both quality and consistency from shipment to shipment. And the result is towels that save on laundry time, drying energy, and overall expenses.

Our complete line of shop towels are full of these critical, detail-oriented benefits, including:

  • Industrial strength
  • 100% cotton
  • High absorbancy
  • Excellent consistency from shipment to shipment
  • Variety of colors, including red, blue and natural-washed
  • Availability of either 18×18 or 18×36 sizes

Our shop towels can also be purchased unwashed and unbleached, if you prefer to do it yourself.

Contact our wholesale linen experts for more information, or check out our entire textile products catalog of top-quality industrial wholesale linens.

Kitchen Towels – Increasing Longevity and Durability

Whole Kitchen Towels

Towels are starting to get holes, stains that can’t be removed, and are linting everywhere. It’s time for replacements, but inevitable questions arise for a value-motivated consumers:

How long should kitchen towels last? How can I make sure I’ve gotten my money’s worth? How can I maximize my investment in high-quality towels?

Three main factors effect the answer:

  • Towel Use
  • The uses of Hunt towels are simply endless — bar mopping, general purpose wiping, low-lint cleaning and more. But towel longevity might vary with each type of drying job.

    Extensive exposure to chemicals, rough surfaces or corrosive materials will inevitably take a harsher toll on your towels. Meanwhile, simple absorption of water won’t. Fortunately, we provide towels specifically designed for all sorts of different tasks. Pick the right towel for the right situation, and you’ll see why an investment in our durable, super-absorbent, high-quality fabrics pays off in the end.

  • Towel Construction
  • Microfiber. Organic. Cotton. Synthetic. We make towels from all sorts of materials, while maintaining an equal commitment to quality and durability in each. But the construction elements of different kinds of kitchen towels do, in fact, make a difference in how long each type will last.

    For example, our new microfiber towels are among the most durable, most absorbent and longest-lasting in the industry. The towels are known to perform for hundreds of washings, while only increasing in softness over time. Our more traditional cotton towels require more care.

  • Towel Laundering
    1. Use bleach with white towels only, and try to avoid chlorine bleaches with cotton towels. Hydrogen peroxide will provide the same results as chlorine bleach without the harming effects that chlorine bleach can have.
    2. Avoid fabric softeners which will reduce absorbency.
    3. Overdrying and excessive drying temperatures will reduce life expectancy as well as the absorbency of the towels.
  • Poor or abusive laundering techniques can shorten the life and effectiveness of your towels. Here are some easy strategies to avoid this:

Microfiber Towels – Starting To Catch On

Microfiber products have been around for years now.  They first gained acceptance in Europe.  Several years ago we began seeing microfiber towels on the shelves of major retailers and microfiber cleaning products in hospitals.  Now it looks like microfiber is becoming accepted in the retail and commercial marketplaces on a larger scale.

While microfiber towels have been applauded for years in the industry for their longevity, superior cleaning, and non lint attributes, the price tag held many people back.  As the economy and overall business climate has become more competitive people have begun to realize that a towel that lasts longer is a better investment.  Initiatives to become more “Green” have prompted many to reduce paper usage.  Rising energy costs over the last several years have also made many people take a second look at microfiber and take the plunge as microfiber doesn’t require near the energy to dry as an all cotton towel.

Where are microfiber towels being used today?  All sorts of places you might not have thought of before.  Many food service establishments such as restaurants and clubs are now using microfiber terry towels as their standard wiping towel.  Microfiber glass towels are being praised for their great absorbency and no lint cleaning on glassware and silverware.  Many car washes are now using microfiber towels, in more than one style for a variety of specific applications.   Hospitals have been using microfiber terry towels and mop pads for years, now microfiber honey comb towels are being used in surgery, replacing 100% cotton towels.

Will Microfiber towels totally replace cotton? No.  But there is no doubt that the acceptance of microfiber towels will grow in the years ahead.

Bath Towels – Is Bigger Really Better?

What are the thickest, most plush bath towels that you offer?  This is a common question that I receive from a number of our current and potential customers.  Over the last several years there has been a trend towards heavier and thicker towels.  Weights up to 22 pounds per dozen are now a common offering from many suppliers in the wholesale linen industry.  These heavier towels range from 30×60 to 40×70 in size.

Just because a towel is bigger and heavier may not make it the best selection for customers and guests.

  • Just as important as the weight is the construction of the yarns used in the towel.  Towels made with longer staple yarns made on shuttle-less looms absorb better and last longer than towels made with shorter staple yarns that have more impurities.
  • The drying time and cost of energy is more with these heavier towels.  Many laundries can attest to this point. Have you ever stayed in a hotel and the towel felt damp?  When this is the case it is usually one of the oversized towels.
  • Thinner towels often ABSORB BETTER than the heavier towels.  I test and evaluate many of the products we offer and find that the thinner towels absorb better.
  • Cost!  Generally a towel that is lighter in weight will cost less.

There will always be a demand and in some cases a legitimate need for the heaviest towel available but all too often the next step down will satisfy the needs of the user just fine.