Rich, thick and absorbent, with a luxurious hand, the Ultimate Spa towel collection is an essential for the well-appointed bathroom. Super-soft Egyptian combed cotton delivers a spa-like experience every time you step out of the shower. Bath sheet, bath towel, hand towel and wash towel available in dark grey, light grey, taupe and white. Coordinating robe available in white.
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.
Turkish bath towels, known as pestemals, are the traditional flat-woven towels used in the Turkish baths (hammams). Traditionally hand-woven on looms in Turkey, they are highly absorbent and fast drying. I love them because they are soft and roll up nicely, making them perfect for the park or the beach.