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An object is only as beautiful as the environment in which it’s made. That’s why we travel the globe to bring the world’s best craftsmanship home to you. Each design is made by the most incredible artisans with the finest materials. All made start-to-finish with fair trade standards.


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Imabari Waffle Towels

Free U.S. Shipping & Easy Returns on Bedding and Bath

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

  • Available in Natural, White, Olive, Light Grey and Indigo

  • 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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34° 03' 53'' N 

133° 00' 04'' E

Fair Trade. Guaranteed. 100% of our products are made with a process guaranteed by the World Fair Trade Organization.

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 to returns within 30 days:
    $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)

    White glove delivery items are handled separately and have a 15% re-stocking fee.

For more information, please review our Shipping and Returns sections within our FAQ.

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Katie M.
United States United States


At first I doubted the absorbency of these towels but they proved me wrong. They’re huge and light weight and look nice hanging in the bathroom. They aren’t as soft as “normal” towels, but they do what they’re supposed to do. I’m very happy with the white.

Robert K.
United States United States

Imabari Waffle Towels

Just got a complete set of these towels and am very impressed. They look great and absorb water quickly. Very comfy on my skin. Very happy witht his purchase.

Leonard R.
United States United States

Look nice

But feel cheap. Don’t dry well.


The Citizenry

Hi Leonard, Thanks so much for reaching out about your experience with the Imabari Waffle Towels. These towels are specifically designed with a waffle-weave pattern for maximum absorbency, so we're sorry we fell short of your expectations here! We want to ensure that you're happy with your purchase, so please feel free to contact our client experience team at and we'll chat about solutions. Thanks for giving us a cameo in your space! Best, - The Citizenry Team

Jamie S.
United States United States

For $60 and a long shipping delay, I am disappointed.

The color is as expected. The towel is on the lighter side. But the waffle is thicker and spongier than I would like. Was hopeful this was going to be a towel I would love and buy more of, but no.


The Citizenry

Hi Jamie, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback on the Imabari Bath Towels. We appreciate your patience waiting for these towels to arrive, and we're so sorry to hear they didn't meet expectations. Crafted in Japan's oldest family run textile mill, the thick waffle design of these towels is intended to maximize absorbency and durability. We want to be sure you're happy with your order, so please feel free to reach out to our client experience team at if there's anything we can do to help. Thank you for supporting The Citizenry. Best, - The Citizenry Team

Karen G.
United States United States

Imabari Waffle Towels

Beautiful towels, absorbent, soft and wear wonderfully.