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GILDEN TREE Bathroom Mat Absorbent Cotton Quick Dry for Shower, Bath & Bathtub Washable Thin, Modern Style (White)

GILDEN TREE Bathroom Mat Absorbent Cotton Quick Dry for Shower, Bath & Bathtub Washable Thin, Modern Style (White)

Regular price $34.99 USD
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ASSESSMENT AS OF: JANUARY 2024

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Brand: GILDEN TREE

Color: White

Features:

  • SUPER ABSORBENT: Double layer of deep waffle cotton absorbs water like crazy. Added bonus, you can flip it over if one side gets dirty.
  • FAST DRYING: Unique waffle weave allows mat to breathe so it actually dries between uses. Memory foam takes forever to dry, rubber backed chenille gets gross - but ours stays fresh.
  • MACHINE WASHABLE & DRYABLE: Finally a lightweight bath mat that is lint free and doesn't send the washing machine off balance.
  • BEAUTIFUL & DURABLE: Looks luxurious and lays flat even after dozens of washes - ours just gets better and nicer each time you wash it.
  • JUST THE RIGHT SIZE: 24 x 31.5" (after washing & shrinking) it fits perfectly where other mats are just too big and can easily be folded and stored when not in use.

Details:

Nothing is worse than stepping out of the shower feeling clean onto a gross, damp bath mat! And maybe you’re tired of having to drape your thick “luxury” bath mat for days over chairs because they take forever to dry. Or finding a million pieces of rubber and gobs of lint in the dryer after you accidentally wash and dry your plush, rubber-backed “hand wash only” mat. If you’re ready to try something new, you’re going to love our Waffle Bath Mat, woven of thirsty, 100% natural cotton waffle weave in a contemporary luxe hotel and spa quality design that dries quickly. It’s reversible, so you can use one side, then flip it over and use the other. There's no rubber backing to melt under heated tile floors, and it's thin enough that most doors can open right over it. Best of all – its machine wash and dry! How does it feel? After washing and drying, it forms little honeycombs in two layers that feel comfy. It is different than rug-like mats, but those mats are so thick they stay damp and get smelly. How does it dry so quickly? It’s all in the flat waffle weave. Sculptural honeycombs offer tons of surface area for moisture to evaporate from, so there’s nowhere for moisture to get “trapped.” Is it really machine wash and dry? Yes. In fact our mat just gets softer and cushier the more you wash and dry it. What about lint? Unlike terry that produces lots of lint, our flat weave produces almost no lint. Is it slippery on the floor? No. If you’ve ever used a towel on the floor in a pinch, it’s no more slippery than that or any other bath mat without a rubber backing. How big is it? We sized it to fit perfectly in front of a standard shower door. It measures 27” x 34.5“ before washing, but shrinks to be 24” x 31.5”. Don’t keep living with stinky, damp bath mats. Try our Waffle Bath Mat – you'll love it!

EAN: 0783006560005

Package Dimensions: 13.2 x 11.4 x 1.3 inches

Binding: Home

Part Number: 560-W

model number: MD

Grading the Embrace Product (GILDEN TREE Bathroom Mat)

1. Manufacturing: 5/10

  • Products are made overseas far from its target market. 

2. Distribution: 5/10

  • Product is distributed from overseas far from its target market. 

3. Cost: 10/10

  • Good relative price performance.  

4. Packaging: 10/10

  • Uses some plastic packaging. 

5. Effectiveness: 10/10

  • Does not have great anti-slip properties but has good absorbency.

6. Lifespan: 8/10

  • Has a lifespace of a typical towel of several years. 

7. Fun:8/10

  • Natural cotton feels good underfoot. 

8. Relevance: 9/10

  • Good fit for purpose product. 

9. Disposal: 10/10

  • Cotton does not emit microplastics and can be composted. 

10. Recycling: 10/10

  • Cotton cannot be indefinitely recycled without some degradation in quality.  However, it can be composted. 

Country of Origin

  • GILDEN TREE Bathroom Mat: Made in Pakistan.

Reasons to Embrace the Embrace Product

  1. Health-Friendly: Made from 100% natural cotton, free from harmful chemicals.
  2. Eco-Friendly: Fully biodegradable and compostable at the end of its life.
  3. Sustainability: Renewable cotton material reduces reliance on non-renewable resources.
  4. Low Waste: Minimal waste generation during production, and the product itself is recyclable.
  5. Durability: Long-lasting and high-quality, reducing the need for frequent replacements.

Reasons to Avoid the Avoid Product

  1. High Plastic Content: Made from memory foam and other synthetic materials, contributes to plastic waste.
  2. Microplastic Shedding: Potential for microplastic release during washing.
  3. End-of-Life Disposal: Non-biodegradable and difficult to recycle, leading to landfill accumulation.
  4. Chemical Exposure: This may contain harmful chemicals that can affect health over time.
  5. Energy-Intensive Production: Manufacturing synthetic materials is energy-intensive and has a higher carbon footprint.

How to Start Using the Embrace Product

  1. Purchase: Buy the GILDEN TREE Bathroom Mat from an eco-friendly retailer or online store.
  2. Care Instructions: Follow the care instructions to maximize the product’s lifespan.
  3. Switch Gradually: Replace old synthetic mats with new cotton mats as they wear out.
  4. End-of-Life Disposal: Compost the mat at the end of its life or dispose of it in a way that ensures it biodegrades.
  5. Educate: Share the benefits of using natural cotton mats with friends and family to encourage more sustainable choices.

GILDEN TREE Bathroom Mat Absorbent Cotton Quick Dry

  1. Lifespan Estimate: The lifespan of a bath mat can vary depending on usage and maintenance. A well-maintained cotton bath mat can last around 5-10 years on average.
  2. Number of Purchases in 50 Years: Assuming a 10-year lifespan, an owner would need to purchase 5 mats over 50 years.
  3. Total Cost: If each mat costs $30, the total cost over 50 years would be $150.
  4. Plastic Content Estimate: The plastic content in this product is likely minimal and may be limited to packaging material. Let's estimate around 0.1 pounds of plastic per mat.
  5. Plastic Consumption: Over 50 years, a user would consume 0.5 pounds of plastic (5 mats x 0.1 pounds/mats).

Single-Use Components (Not Applicable for GILDEN TREE Mat)

Since the GILDEN TREE mat is not a single-use component, there are no additional costs or plastic consumption for single-use items associated with this product.

Flamingo P Memory Foam Bath Mat Rug

  1. Lifespan Estimate: Memory foam bath mats like the Flamingo P can last around 3-5 years with regular use.
  2. Number of Purchases in 50 Years: Assuming a 5-year lifespan, an owner would need to purchase 10 mats over 50 years.
  3. Total Cost: If each mat costs $20, the total cost over 50 years would be $200.
  4. Plastic Content Estimate: Memory foam mats typically have a higher plastic content due to their construction. Let's estimate around 1 pound of plastic per mat.
  5. Plastic Consumption: Over 50 years, a user would consume 10 pounds of plastic (10 mats x 1 pound/mat).

Harmful or Toxic Chemicals

To identify any harmful or toxic chemicals used in these products, we can refer to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) database. The EWG provides information on chemicals in consumer products and their potential health impacts.

After gathering this information, we can compare the total lifetime cost and plastic usage of the two sets of products and identify any potential risks associated with harmful chemicals.