ISSUE 8  |  Wabi-Sabi Week

A Luxurious Spa Towel from Japan

February 22, 2012 7:30 PM

BY Alex Perelman

Spotted at the New York International Gift Fair in January: Kontex's take on the classic waffle-weave towel.

Produced in the coastal town of Imabari, the Kontex Lattice Towel, like others from the company (see Fabrics & Linens: Kontex Towels from Japan), is made from hand-picked cotton and is luxuriously soft. The lightweight waffle texture is voluminous and highly absorbent.

Above: The Kontex Lattice Towel is available in brown (shown here) and gray this March at Rikumo.com; prices range from $18 to $118, depending on the size.

Above: The Kontex Lattice Towel in gray.