What is a CAM or Dobby on a Towel?

Ever heard of a CAM or Dobby towel? If not, you’re in for a real treat! These towels are some of the best on the market and perfect for anyone looking for an absorbent, soft towel. Read on to learn more about what makes these towels so great!

Towels with Cam and Cam Border
Towels with Cam and Cam Border

A CAM or Dobby towel is a type of towel that has a textured surface. This surface is created by weaving small loops into the fabric of the towel. The purpose of this textured surface is to help the towel absorb more water, which makes it ideal for use as a bath or beach towel. Traditional towels do not have this textured surface, so they are not as effective at absorbing water. If you are looking for a soft and.

A cam is a simple woven design around a bath towel, hand towel, or wash cloth usually not at the edge of the towel, but an inch to two inches (2.54-5.08 cm) in from the edge. While you can feel the loops on most towels made of terrycloth, the cam border is flat, providing a different texture and interest to the towel. This is achieved by applying a different weave to the border, to produce a flat, non-terry looped look.

The cam border is less decorative that towels with a dobby border. The dobby border features patterns or designs woven into the flat, separate weave portion.  The cam border, conversely, is just a straight line across, generally less than an inch thick, with no specific patterns or designs were there are no terry loops. Some people prefer cam borders to dobby borders since it is a simple design and are less expensive.

The standard towel desgin with a cam border usually has two borders, one near the top, and one near the bottom edge of the towel. This is the same for towels with dobby borders. There are also towels with no cam or no dobby borders and are just terry loops on the entire towel.

With a soft feel and absorbency, this towel can work great as a bath towel, beach towel, or travel towel. Plus, it comes in a variety of colors and patterns to choose from so you can find the perfect one for you at Direct Textile Store.

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