Do your hotel or spa guests enjoy a good robe? Be sure to supply the highest quality robes by choosing the right materials and weight. But did you know that robes haven’t always been something that a person puts on when coming out of the shower or getting ready for bed?
A Short History of the Robe
In China, the robe was less about comfort and more about status. When someone wore an ornate robe with intricate designs on it, you could learn much about the family’s history, not to mention how prosperous they were.
Japan is another place where robes play a major cultural role that extends down to modern times. The kimono, for example, is a traditional form of robe used in Japan that has even caught on in western culture. It may actually be the inspiration for modern bathrobes in the US.
A Robe by Any Other Name
Robe is also a catch-all term that gets used to describe many different types of garments. For example, a judge’s garment for court is called a robe. And many religious figures wear outfits that are referred to as robes.
On the other hand, we don’t always use the term robe when referring to a common bathrobe. Some call it a housecoat or dressing gown. No matter what you call it, the US loves bathrobes, and your hotel or spa needs to give the people what they want.
The Modern Bathrobe
Modern bathrobes are all about functionality and comfort. That’s why Venus Group has designed the best bathrobes for your guests that stay bright and fresh, wash after wash. To order yours today, call 800.421.6599, or request a quote online.