A towel that has been branded with the words “HERO” and “TOWEL” is causing a stir in Australia after it was placed in a bathroom by a teenage girl.
The towel, sold in Australia as a bathroom paper towel, was labelled with the word “HEROs” and the slogan “Save the World”, according to news.com.au.
“It was a bit of a shock to see it in there,” the girl’s mother told news.org.au, explaining that she believed the towel was intended for her daughter, who was visiting the US and was having a hard time adjusting to her new surroundings.
The towels, which have also been branded “HEROD” and used as a “bedtime snack”, were labelled by a vendor as “bathroom papers” and marketed as a ‘bathroom towel’.
The vendor’s website states the towel “is made of cotton, linen and bamboo.
It has a high level of moisture retention, making it suitable for use in hot or humid environments”.”
It is very useful as a shower towel as it has a great smell and has a soft feel, making its use in bathroom a lot easier,” the vendor’s instructions states.
The vendor also said the towel would be suitable for people with allergies.
“We have heard that a lot of people have allergies to latex, but it is actually more suitable for sensitive skin,” the site states.
“If you are allergic to latex then the towels might not be for you,” the seller added.
The “hero” towel was labelled “hero towels” and sold by a US vendor in California.
The website also sells towels with the tag “hero”.
The vendor, whose name was not immediately released, told news,au that the towel has been “made from eco-friendly recycled material” and it has been given the “hero label” by a company that does business as “Tata”.
“Tata is known worldwide for its quality products,” the website said.
“Our towels are 100 per cent recyclable and free of chemicals, and we are committed to protecting the environment and making the world a better place.”‘
It’s really disappointing to see such an insensitive comment in our community’A spokesperson for the vendor told news.,au that it is “really disappointing to have seen such an offensive and insensitive comment from an individual who is unfamiliar with the Australian Bathroom Paper Towels industry”.
“The towel is made of 100 per per cent recycled cotton and bamboo,” the spokesperson said.”[It] has a very soft feel and is ideal for people who are sensitive to latex allergies, but also for those who don’t have any.”
Tata has previously been criticised for placing towels in its Australian retail outlets, including a $2.99 towel labelled “bundle of 10”.
It has previously acknowledged it has “issues” with “toxic” “eco-friendly” towels.
In January, the company said it would replace all towels from its Australian store with “eco” towels, although this was only a temporary measure.
Tata had previously told news on Sunday that the company was working on the issue and would make the change “immediately”.
“We are aware of the issue, we are working on it, and the process is taking time,” the company told news online.
“This is a temporary change for us, but we are happy to do it if it means we can be transparent and not make any other statements on the matter.”