What is terry cloth? It makes sense why we get asked this question on a regular basis —terry cloth is available in a wide range of weights and materials and one type can look and feel dramatically different from another.
This super-popular type of fabric is just about everywhere, and oftentimes many people use terry cloth on a daily basis without knowing its name. In its most simple form, terry cloth (also known as terry toweling), is a fabric covered in tiny loops designed to be both highly absorbent and soft to the touch. There are three main types of terry cloth, terry cloth (towel terry), French terry and terry velour, and we’ll describe each of these in more detail below.