Zen Charcoal Gauze & Pile Towel – Dark Grey
USD$21.22 – USD$154.45
Cotton 86% Rayon 14%
Made in Japan
Wash Cloth: 34 x 40cm (13″ x 16″)
Hand: 60 x 100cm (24″ x 39″)
Bath: 70 x 140cm (28″ x 55″)
Wide Bath: 90 x 180cm (35″ x 71″)
Defined by exceptional softness and a beautiful monochrome two-tone design, Zen Gauze & Pile Towel is both durable & gentle on the skin, offering superb comfort and performance every time you use it.
Spun with superior quality cotton, rayon and fine “Shijima” charcoal powder worked into the very fibres of the textile, Uchino’s tireless craftsmanship and refinement has resulted in a beautiful & natural aesthetic that chemical dye’s could never render while also activating charcoal’s unique ability to absorb and eliminate odour.
The microscopic pores on the surface of the Shijima charcoal brilliantly absorb odour molecules offering a towel with superior odour-elliminating properties. These absorbed odour molecules are cleansed during laundering, and can be eliminated completely by drying in open air and sun. The Zen towels will maintain this lasting charcoal effect through repeated use.
As the charcoal naturally turns the fibres beautiful grey, this simple and unique colour can never be expressed with chemical dyes. Reminiscent of of Japanese wabi-sabi pebble gardens, the Zen Charcoal & Pile Towels bring comfort and calmness while adding a sophisticated mood into your daily bath experience.
・ Wash with more water
Washing with enough water so the towels swim inside the washing machine removes soil easier and prevents fluff from adhering to the towels.
・Use fabric softer sparingly
Use softener only when towels feel hard. Overuse may diminish towel absorbency and cause shedding.
・Do not leave wet
Leaving towels wet will cause bacteria to breed and develop unpleasant odours. We recommend frequent laundering and immediately hanging to dry.
・Shake out the towel before hanging to dry
After the spin cycle and before hanging to dry, whip the towel strongly 10-20 times. The terry pile that flattened during washing will return to its original state and stay fluffy.
・Hang in the shade; using a drying machine is also effective
Hang towels to dry in the shade and where there is good ventilation. Hanging them in the sun will fade the colour and harden the towel. Tumble drying is the best way to get a fluffy finish. Please note that there are some towels that cannot use a tumble dryer.
・Use the front-loading washing machine to your advantage
By using a front-loading washing machine through to the drying cycle, terry pile that was flattened during washing will return to its original state to maintain the fluffy feel. If the washing machine doesn’t have a drying function, you can prevent pile from being flattened and getting hard by choosing the delicate cycle used for wool and silk clothing and setting water volume to maximum.
・Avoid tumble-drying for the products below;
× Waffle-weave products (We recommend using the mesh laundry bags for Waffle-weave products.)
× Products sewn or rolled with tape along the four edges
× Products adorned with lace, rhinestones, etc.
・When tumble-drying the products below, use a lower temperature (70°C or lower)
× Gauze-weave products
× Products using silk
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How could we enrich and bring more happiness to everyday life?
In an effort to achieve this, UCHINO suggests how to pleasurably spend the time between taking bath and going to bed.
With an approach of “towel comfort” for enjoying a premium, pleasant lifestyle, they research and develop towels from every possible angle every day.
Besides developing materials and researching technologies, UCHINO has taken a step further, extending to medical science and ergonomics.
The company began its creation of superb bath and body products in 1947, and has continued to pursue better quality and comfort.
Over the years it has collaborated with some of the most prestigious names in European design including haute couture brands such as Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel.
Located in Tokyo, Japan, UCHINO is renowned for its commitment to protecting the environment and uses only 100% natural cotton and only the most natural herb and mineral dyes in all its fine line of merchandise.