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As an editor who writes about home design, one of the most common questions I get is: “;Which bath towels should I buy?”; It’;s not surprising this purchase is a word-of-mouth kind of thing for lots of people because, honestly, when you’;re browsing stacks of folded towels in a store or clicking around online, the classic cotton ones all seem the same. A few years ago another editor turned me on to the Lands’; End towels ($24burlap pillow cover diy, landsend.com), and for a while I thought those were the answer. Fluffy, great colors, good value, long-lasting. But then Parachute, an artisanal bedding company, launched a line of luxury bath towels at a reasonable price ($29 each), and I was instantly hooked.

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The Parachute towels are exceptionally thick and soft—;like the ones you would find at a high-end spa—;and they’;ve stayed that way the entire time I’;ve been using them. They hold up well, because they’;re made from long-staple Turkish cotton using a special spinning process that makes them extra-absorbent and quick to dry (so they never get icky or musty).

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They also come in calming neutrals that look beautiful in a bathroom: white, gray, tan, and a light grayish green. They’;re so spa-like, actually, that I made the mistake of loaning them to my two daughters one day when they were playing “;spa”; and then, naturally, they wouldn’;t give them up. Now I’;m just waiting for Parachute to come out with their classic bathrobe ;in kids’; sizes, so I can check ‘;birthday gifts’; off my list.

This article originally appeared on realsimple.com.

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