Face towels are the smaller version of bath towel that are used to wipe the
face after washing it and are also used as handkerchief. To provide more
fashion to face towels, some manufacturers add embroidery or lace, making it
a decorative item for the bathroom. These can also be patterned with unique
design that is woven right into the towel and are constructed on a special
type of loom.
They are made from 100% cotton. The
type of face towels available in stores are terry and velour. Cotton terry
face towels are woven on a loom and the loops are normally referred to as "pile"
or "loop surfaces." Velour or sheared towels are produced in the
same fashion that terry is produced, with an additional process that cuts
the terry loops on one side. The aesthetics of the velour side provide a
decorative look. Colorful designs are printed on the surface of either terry
or velour face towels.