Tenugui are a type of traditional Japanese textile with a characteristically smooth texture that dries easily and attracts dust. 100% cotton, hand-dyed and cut by hand, the colorful patterns recall traditional and contemporary Japanese prints. This multipurpose towel lends a pop of color to your everyday- use it as a tea towel, placemat, table runner, head scarf, tapestry, lunch tote, gift wrap… the possibilities are endless!
For inspiration and instructions, see our journal.
About Sou Sou
Every piece in this colorful collection is infused with vibrant graphic patterns designed by Japanese artist Katsuji Wakisaka. A celebrated textile designer since 1968, Wakisaka’s inspiration comes from the Kyoto landscape and the mod styles of the 1960s. With a mission to revitalize traditional Japanese styles, his modern designs combine contemporary patterns with traditional Japanese shapes.
Dimensions: Width: 14" Length: 35"
Care: Edges are left seamless for absorbency and quick drying. To discourage fraying, trim loose threads with a pair of scissors and throw in the washing machine. The fabric will naturally tighten after repeated usage.
Take your towel on the go- this pint-sized towel is made for versatile living. The Square Towel features a smooth chambray front and a soft terry pile back that gently pampers your skin and soaks up water in seconds. This style features a split color block of clean grey stripes and soft sherbet shades, for a cheerful pop of color in the kitchen or in your gym bag. Features a corner accent loop for easy hanging.
About Japanese Towels
Japanese towels are known as some of the most absorbent towels in the world. Traditionally compact and lightweight, their functional design is perfect for travel, daily use, and easy storage. Our slow-loomed towels are made the traditional way in Imabari, where towel-making has been the regional specialty for over 200 years. Soft and comforting, each towel pampers your skin as gently as a plush blanket.
Learn about how Japanese towels are made on our Journal.
Materials: 100% Cotton
Dimensions: Width: 19½” Length: 19½”
Care: Machine wash with cold water and mild detergent. No bleach or fabric softeners. Hang or tumble dry low.
This dishcloth was inspired by a desire to adapt versatile mosquito-net fabric to the modern lifestyle. Two layers of fabric are sewn together to create a large, thin cloth that is absorbent when folded yet drys quickly when unfolded. Hand-sewn with a French seam and soft to the touch, this durable and long-lasting textile can be used to wrap boxed lunches, strain liquids, dry vegetables and clean around the house.
Bestselling winner of the 2008 Good Design Award.
Materials: 100% linen / 100% cotton
Dimensions: Width: 23” Length: 23”
Care: Machine washable.
Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that is used to wrap all sorts of objects, often in elaborate shapes. In Japanese culture, furoshiki functions as a method of communication, with its many knots and ties representing the ties between people.
Commonly used to pack lunches and wrap gifts, furoshiki is a fun and eco-friendly way to take your essentials on the go! This series includes various sizes of furoshiki to wrap a wide range of items.cotton