To inject a bit of fun in the bathroom, take a look at this Shoal of Fish towel set. Part of the coastal design theme at John Lewis, these soft, looped towels have a fish shoal design in blue, offset by bright orange detailing on the border. Available in different sizes, they are made from 600gsm, 100% cotton. From £4–£28.

John Lewis Shoal of fish towels

The Sunday Organic Towel, from Arta Ahura, is a bright and colourful organic cotton towel that will become even softer and more absorbent with normal use and washing. It is hand-loomed by artisan producers in Turkey, on old-style shuttle looms for made-to-last quality, with 100% raw organic cotton, and has the selvedge edges and hand-knotted tassels, characteristic of good quality handwoven items. Available in a choice of colours, it is light-to-carry and quick-drying. At 188cm x 96cm plus tassels, it can be used as a wrap, sarong or scarf, as well as a towel at home, by the pool, on the beach or packed to travel with. Arta Ahura does not use bleach or other processing chemicals to fast-force the organic cotton into absorbency. This means the fibres of the hammam towels retain their natural strength and will last longer. It is recommended to soak the towel in water before first use to encourage gentle 'breaking in' of the raw cotton. Local stockists at The Clovelly Soap Company, Josie's and Nature's Nutrition in Bideford. £49.

Sunday Organic Towel in Olive and Turquoise

Once you've used a luxurious towel, it's time to snuggle up in a bathrobe and this organic cotton velour hooded bathrobe fits the bill nicely. Made exclusively by Greenfibres in Totnes, from 100% Global Organic Textile Standard and Soil Association certified organic cotton, the robe is available in a sumptuous deep mocha colour in two unisex sizes, complete with integral belt. £81.60.

Organic Velour Bathrobe by Greenfibres in Totnes

Don't forget the little ones of the family! The Havana Hooded Towel, from Frugi, ensures the smallest members of the household are kept snug and dry. Whether it's for the beach, by the pool or even bath times, the Havana Hooded Towel is made from 100% organic cotton velour towelling, with contrasting coloured popper fastenings at the sides.

It can be personalised in a choice of thread colours, to ensure everyone knows whose is whose! Local stockists in Okehampton, Tiverton, Tavistock, Exeter, Ottery St Mary, Teignmouth, Modbury, Stoke Climsland and Kingsbridge. £30.

Havana Hooded Towel in red

For the ultimate in bathing luxury, wrap yourself in a pure cashmere robe from The White Company. Incredibly soft and naturally warm, this 100% cashmere gown has a matching tie and deep patch pockets. £229.

Pure cashmere robe from The White Company
Lucy Baker-Kind

Published 25 June 2018

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