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Zen Charcoal Gauze & Pile Towel – Grey



86% cotton, 14% rayon 

Made in Japan


Wash Cloth: 34 x 40cm (13″ x 16″)

Hand (S): 33.5 x 86cm (13″ x 34″)

Hand (L): 60 x 100cm (24″ x 39″)

Bath: 70 x 140cm (28″ x 55″)

Wide Bath: 90 x 180cm (35″ x 71″)


SKU: UCN9340 Categories: , Tags: ,

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 adsorb and eliminate odour.

The microscopic pores on the surface of the Shijima charcoal brilliantly adsorb odour molecules offering a towel with superior odour-eliminating properties. These adsorbed 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 Japanese wabi-sabi pebble gardens, the Zen Charcoal & Pile Towels bring comfort and calmness while adding a sophisticated mood into your daily bath experience.


Specialising in textiles since 1947, UCHINO’s concept is to offer a unique experience with their originally developed materials using new technologies. Located in Tokyo, Japan, UCHINO is renowned for its commitment to protecting the environment while using natural materials and mineral dyes in all its fine line of merchandise.

With an approach of “towel comfort” for enjoying a premium and pleasant lifestyle, they research and develop superior quality towels from every angle of everyday use. UCHINO suggests to pleasurably spend the time between taking a bath and going to bed in an effort to enrich and bring more happiness to everyday life.

When Laundering…

  • 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 softener sparingly

Use softener only if the 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 after use.

When Drying…

  • Use a dryer


Tumble drying is the best way to get a fluffy finish. Please note that there are some towels that should not be placed in the tumble dryer.

  • If hang drying


Choose the delicate cycle used for wool and silk clothing and set water volume to maximum, this way you can prevent the pile from getting flat and stiff.

After the spin cycle and before hanging to dry, whip the towel strongly 10-20 times. The flattened terry pile will return to its original state and stay fluffy.

Then, hang towels to dry in the shade where there is good ventilation. Hanging them in the sun will fade the colour and harden the towel.


Living within Tradition

Shop Location


279 East 6th Ave

Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7



Phone: 604 423 3679

e-mail: info@itsumo.ca




Shop Hours


Tue ~ Sat: 11:00 ~ 18:00

Sun: 12:00 ~ 17:00

Mon: Closed


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