kusubashi : morita miw washcloth
Born in Osaka and based in Tokyo, Morita Miw is a multi talented artist and product designer. Her delightful collaboration with the Imabari towel maker Kusubashi is a range like no other, bringing modern colour and whimsical design to the serious business of the world's best towels.
As textile tragics know, the Imabari towel making district in Japan is home to generations -old weaving obsession, devoted to the study of what makes a softer and more absorbent towel. Here, particularly long cotton fibres are preferred to produce the softest yarn, giving an extraordinarily absorbent towel with a lofty and smooth loop pile which resists breakage and depilation over time. The soft underground water from Soja River and Mount Ishizuchi which contains very few heavy metals is also reputed to be more gentle on skin, and ensure dye fastness for deeper colour. The Japanese culture of bathing, personal care, hospitality is expressed in the the unique role of Towel Sommelier, a seriously accredited expert (there are exams), qualified to give advice on the best towel for every daily situation, and Kusubashi's range of face washers, personal hand towels and dish cloth are accredited and highly prized as daily luxuries and special gifts.
This washcloth is made from soft, 100% cotton muslin, featuring a double faced weave. Gentle on skin and a feast for the eyes, these cloths are a luxurious addition to your bathroom or as a personal hand towel.
made in Japan
colour : marine and mushroom
- length 25cm
- width 25cm