2.5-Ply Gauze Towel
Made from 100% organic cotton in Osaka, Japan, the 2.5-Ply Gauze Towel is neither 2- nor 3-ply. Instead, the middle layer of a traditional 20-count 3-ply gauze is replaced with a 1/2-weight weave. Combined with this, an irregular weave is used. The result is an uniquely textured towel, which is lighter, softer and quick to dry, while still being highly absorbent. It comes in towel sizes, as well as scarf and wash cloth designs and sizes.
- Large Bath Towel: 88cm (W) ×140cm (L)
- Medium Bath Towel: 58cm (W) x 100cm (L)
- Scarf: 30cm (W) x 115cm (L)
- Wash Cloth: 30cm (W) x 34cm (L)
SHINTO TOWEL Co., Ltd. is based in the Senshu region of Osaka, which is known for towel making. The company was established in 1907 and strives to preserve traditional production techniques in making the best quality Senshu towels.
Senshu towels are known for the use of atozarashi – a post-weave refining process, which reduces starch found in the fibres and thereby improving absorbency while preserving fluffiness.
The company still uses and maintains half-century old looms, since these allow the towel artisans more freedom to experiment, create new features and make adjustments as necessary. This has become a cornerstone approach of the company’s approach to making towels – not to be as quick as possible, but to use machines which allow human experience, craftsmanship and ingenuity to become an essential part of the process.