A pure and lightweight towel you have to feel to believe.
The Yukine towel from Shinto features a characteristic “squeaky” feel that comes from their “atozarashi” refining method. This process takes place after the towel has been woven and it is used to remove any remaining starch and impurities from the fabric. While all of Shinto’s towels employ this process, the Yukine towel spends twice as long during this step in order to maximize the natural absorbency of the cotton. By using white cotton for the warp and dyed cotton for the weft, these towels are able to conjure visions of earth, water, or fresh grass peeking out from beneath fallen snow.
Learn more about the Shinto Towel collection in this video introduction.
Materials: 100% Cotton
Care: Avoid pulling loose threads and instead snip them carefully with a pair of scissors. Do not use chlorine bleach. Wash with like colors, especially in the beginning. The texture may be affected by different washing machines and/or laundry soaps. Avoid the overuse of fabric softeners as this may damage the fibers and reduce absorbency. Pulling or snapping the towel lengthwise while wet can cause the piles (the loops in the toweling) to stretch, resulting in gaps in the material. Handle wet towels gently. For best results, washed towels should be hung to dry in a shady, well-ventilated area.
Hand Towel (M): 32.2" L x 13" W
Bath Towel (L): 47.2" L x 23.6" W