Yukine Bath Towel
Made from 100% cotton in Osaka, Japan, the Yukine Bath Towel is designed to give a squeaky clean feeling when squeezed. This is the result of the ultimate refining method used - atozarashi.
Atozarashi removes starch and other natural impurities, which spoil the absorbency of cotton, through a special cleaning process after weaving. For the Yukine Towel range, Shinto Towel doubles the effort on the process, thereby maximizing the cotton's natural absorbency. It will get even softer with use.
White cotton yarns are used for the warp and various coloured yarns are used for the weft. This design mimics natural scenery freshly covered with snow. In Japanese, "yuki" (雪) means snow.
- Bath Towel: 60cm (W) x 120cm (L)
- Aka (red)
- Midori (green)
- Ki (yellow)
- Kon (blue)
- Hai (grey)
- Shiro (white)
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.