Evolve Travel Goods has solved every beachgoer’s biggest irritant, with the release of a sand-repellent beach towel.
Even better, it plays a part in helping the environment, being made from recycled plastic bottles.
The sand-repellent beach towel is the brainchild of Australian Wayne Goodwin, a high-school environmental-science teacher
“Outside of the classroom, I spend my time travelling, surfing, diving and camping,” Goodwin explains.
“A towel is always an essential accessory, but I’ve never found one that’s perfect. They’re always too bulky, too sandy and take too long to dry. When my students inspired me to start an eco-friendly brand for travellers, this was the first problem I chose to tackle. Fast forward months of researching and designing, and I really think I’ve found my perfect towel.
“Best of all, we’ve been able to make it in a way that is environmentally positive, by recycling an estimated 20 plastic bottles for each towel, that otherwise would have ended up in a landfall or polluting our oceans.”
The plastic bottles are used to make a material called Ecolite Microfiber. Not only does this make a sand-repellent beach towel, it has antimicrobial properties, is lightweight and dries more quickly than conventional cotton towels. It’s also super absorbent, capable of holding three times its own weight in water. When dry it compresses to the size of a burrito.
Evolve Travel Goods plans more groundbreaking, environmentally focussed products in the future.
Meanwhile, Goodwin’s sand-repellent beach towel has gone on sale on Kickstarter, with a range of five vibrant, travel-inspired designs to choose from.