COTTON COLOR BATHMAT susu-take
Our cotton bathmats feel soft on the skin and soak up water very easily. They maintain their softness even without the use of fabric softener. They come in a variety of traditional Japanese colors.
Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture
Refined bleaching is a very important process in the creation of towels. This process, wherein oil content and other impurities are removed from the thread by soaking it in clean water for a very long time before dying, brings out the absorbency and natural whiteness which are inherent in cotton. Although this process is not concerned with saving time and money, leaving just the right amount of the cotton's oil content results in a towel that is soft, absorbs water, and won't harden even after years of use. As mechanization of these processes progresses, towels are produced in large numbers, but there are still important processes that can only be completed by human hands. After the thread is set into the loom according to the length and density of the pile by a highly experienced technician, the selvages and hems are sewn one by one on sewing machines to prevent the pile from winding. This allows us to create towels with a focus on how the material feels on the skin and comfort of use.