Japanese towel striped
Lightweight with a grainy feel
Unusual for towels is the weave in twill weave. Due to this weave and the use of different colored yarns, the fine, diagonally running stripe patterns are created on these Japanese towels. The best, pure cotton is used, which meets the high standards that apply to "Imabari Towels". With a basis weight of 338 g/sqm, the towels are light, yet absorbent and they also dry again quickly - ideal for travel, beach or sauna. They have a rather grainy feel, which is particularly pleasant when drying.
Hospitable by Tradition. Towels from Imabari
60% of towels in Japan are made in the Japanese town of Imabari, in Ehime Prefecture, in the north of Shikoku Island. There are 4,000 looms per less than 160,000 inhabitants here, including over 120 companies that are allowed to produce towels under the "Imabari Towel" quality label. The water used for bleaching the textiles comes from underground flowing springs that are particularly low in lime and heavy metals, especially from the Sōja River - a circumstance that has indirectly promoted the concentration of companies producing bathroom textiles. The use of the soft water makes the towels particularly pliable and at the same time allows dyes to penetrate deep into the textile fibers. The result: exceptionally soft and intensely colored linens. It has always been a tradition in the region around Imabari to support pilgrims who are on the 1,200 km long Shikoku pilgrimage route (one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage routes) with food, money, but also just towels on their journey - and this hospitality should also be reflected in the texture of the textiles produced here.
One of the mandatory quality criteria for "Imabari Towels" concerns the ability to absorb water: a 1 × 1 cm piece of the fabric must be able to sink to the bottom in the water within five seconds - an indication that the towel is able to absorb water and also other liquids without prior washing. Accordingly, Imabari Towels are characterized by absorbing moisture extremely quickly.
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