Mikawa Towel Collection

Grey green ‚ waffle design

100% organic cotton, 350 GSM


The Mikawa Towel is one of our most unique towel collections. Made using 100% cotton with a generous fabric density of 350 GSM, this waffle weave design puts quality first. Inspired by the towels made in the Japanese region of Imabari, we developed a collection that far exceeds absorbency rates of other standard terry weave designs, without the weight: upon being placed in a bath of water, each towel must submerge itself within seconds to pass our test, while the featherweight design makes it the best we’ve ever found for wrapping up wet hair. Available in calm colourways, the simplicity of this design aims to place the natural, loose weave in centre stage – a testament to Japanese-inspired style.


Made in Portugal, the Mikawa collection borrows from generations of Japanese towel-crafting tradition. Towels traditionally made in this region are tested for absorbency, thread losing rate, and pile tear resistance; we held ourselves to these standards, and created a towel that’s even softer than the original. The waffle weave structure too ensures the towels remain extremely lightweight, and therefore quick-drying. Inspired by this Japanese tradition, we sought to recreate the towel closer to home, to reduce the overall footprint from creating each piece to delivering it to your door.


Material: 100% cotton
Construction: Waffle weave
Fabric weight (grams per m²): 350 g
Made in: Guimarães, Portugal
Certification: Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® – 137

Sizes: (individual sizes may vary slightly due to the waffle structure)
Flannel - 30 x 50 cm
Hand towel - 50 x 70 cm
Bath towel - 80 x 140 cm
Bath sheet - 100 x 150 cm


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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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