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Imabari Waffle Towels

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Lightweight, incredibly soft, and quick to dry, say hello to your new can’t-live-without staples. Loomed with an oversized waffle construction, these waffle towels are more breathable and absorbent than your run-of-the-mill versions. Designed in five fresh hues and finished with a refined, flat-edge border, they’re as handsome as they are functional.

Each towel is made with long-staple Pima cotton and loomed in the oldest, family-run mill in Imabari that has spent 100 years perfecting the art of towel making. From weaving to dyeing and washing, each step is done in a fair-trade environment.

Note: Each set includes two towels – two face towels / washcloths, two hand towels, or two bath towels.

  • Face Towel / Washcloth - 14"L x 14"W
    Hand Towel - 33"L x 14"W
    Bath Towel - 57"L x 31"W

  • 100% Pima cotton (from the US) - 490 GSM

  • Japan

  • We offer free 30-day returns for bedding & towels. Please return items unwashed & in original packaging.

The Ishizuchi Textile Mill

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“We have a strong history. For a century, our family has been setting new standards for quality and sustainability in the towel industry.”
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34° 03' 53'' N
133° 00' 04'' E

Made with higher standards. We preserve artisan craft by paying wages that average 2x the fair trade requirement.

These cotton towels can be machine washed on cold with like colors. Tumble dry on low. Do not bleach.

After washing, the waffle weave will deepen and shrink a bit, developing a more organic character over time. We recommend hanging on a rack instead of hooks – the hooks will stretch out the weave over time.

  • Always free shipping within the continental U.S.

  • Exchanges and returns for store credit are free.

    Prefer a refund? A single re-stocking fee will apply:
    $0 (no fee) for just bedding and/or towels
    $25 for most other returned orders
    if your return includes oversized items (area rugs, furniture, mirrors)

    Easy returns within 30 days of delivery.

To view our full shipping & returns policy, click here.

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Jennifer R.
United States United States

I took a chance on these towels after reading the reviews. It was worth it. They are beautiful, both in texture and in color. And, they are absorbent and light. You may notice that they shrink a bit after washing. At first I was surprised, but then I realized it was intentional and they shrunk to the perfect size. You will love these!

Anisa C.
United States United States
Best towels in the world

Absolutely the best and most absorbent towels in the world. I highly recommend these. There are no regrets whatsoever after the purchase!

Paulette M.
United States United States
Fabulous Imabari towels

These towels dry so effectively. Rather than having a soaking wet towel after a shower or a swim, I can hang these towels back on the towel rack and they dry quickly. Right now the changing rooms at our pools are closed due to covid so swimmers must return home in wet bathing suits. These towels are perfect for drying off including drying hair before leaving the pool which makes travelling in a wet bathing suit much easier.

Kristine A.
United States United States
Happy Housewarming Gift

I bought the beautiful olive towels as a housewarming gift for my daughter and she was so pleased. She said the towels are so luxurious and they look very impressive in her bathroom.

Judi B.
United States United States
These are the nicest towels I’ve ever had.

I wanted to treat myself to some luxurious towels, so I got the full set of white ones. They were so lovely that I had to go back and get blue ones, too. These towels dry you off quickly, and they are soft to the touch. They also dry quickly after being used, so they stay fresh. I still have plenty of ordinary towels, but these are now my absolute favorites. PS The Citizenry has excellent customer service, too!

Michael R.
United States United States

So excited to use these towels, really love the feel, look, and quality. Totally happy that I got them!