Mikawa Towel Collection

Light grey waffle design

100% organic cotton, 350 GSM


The Mikawa Towel is one of our most luxurious and sumptuous towel collections. Made using 100% organic cotton with a generous fabric density of 350 GSM, this waffle weave design puts quality first. Made in the Japanese region of Imabari, famous for its towel production, the soft water of the region and the generations of know-how of local artisans produce a product that is truly second to none. Tested according to stringent quality controls, the towels have an extremely high absorbency rate: upon being placed in a bath of water, each towel must submerge itself within five seconds to be considered suitable for sale. The neutral, uncomplicated colour and simplicity of the design aim to place the luxurious feel and masterful construction in centre stage – a testament to Japanese style and design tradition.


Made in Japan's Imabari precinct, the Mikawa Towel is the product of generations of towel crafting tradition. Subject to stringent quality controls, all towels produced in this region and supported by the Imabari collective of towel manufactures undergo stringent tests to measure absorbency, thread losing rate, and pile tear resistance. The water in the region is also particularly soft and practically free from heavy metals, giving the collections a soft, absorbent finish. With towels from the Imabari collective displayed in design fairs around the world, including at London's Design 100% fair, there leave no room for doubt: the quality of the Mikawa Towel is second to none.


Material: 100% organic cotton
Construction: Waffle weave
Fabric density (weight per m²): 350 g
Design: Organic cotton, block-coloured towel with waffle design
Colour: Light grey
Made with love in: Imabari, Shikoku Island, Japan
Certification: GOTS

Available sizes:
Hand towel - 60 x 95 cm
Bath towel - 70 x 130 cm


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Free delivery & returns

Enjoy free delivery on all orders over £50 within mainland UK. Shop confidently, too, with 100 days free returns (including gifts!), so if you don't absolutely love your order, don't hesitate to send it back – free of charge, no questions asked. Visit our delivery page to find out where else we deliver and the associated delivery fees.

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Stella ASKS:

"What is 'pile tear resistance'?"

"Pile tear resistance is a test that is carried out before the towels are produced in bulk. It measures the durability and strength of the fabric, and ensures that even after heavy use and multiple washes, the towel will not thin or lose absorbency."


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