TSUMUGU towel | Light & Soft

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A thin, compact, made in Japan towel that is light & soft, and has brilliant water absorbency!

PESS.,Co.Ltd.

2021.8.26

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A thin, compact, made in Japan towel that is light & soft, and has brilliant water absorbency!

PESS.,Co.Ltd.

2021.8.26

A Soft, Lightweight, Super Water Absorbent Towel - The TSUMUGU towel

 

Until now, many are used to good towels being those found in hotels, the ones that are super thick and fluffy. 

But what if you could have the same softness, but more compact, letting you have more space in your cupboards and wardrobes?

What about towels that dry quicker, rather than having to wait for what seems to be forever for this larger towels to dry? 

That's where the TSUMUGU towel comes in, with a vast range of features that looks to bring happiness to your bath time routine! Soft, light, fluffy, compact it has it all! 

So find out below more about the TSUMUGU towel that we at PESS are bringing to you!!  

Time required for water absorption (in seconds):

TSUMUGU towel - Less than 1 second
                              Other company's towel - 40 seconds

Time required for drying (in minutes):

TSUMUGU towel - 86.8 minutes
                              Other company's towel - 99.8 minutes

 

A = TSUMUGU towel

B = Towels from other companies

 

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① Why is the water absorption extraordinary?

The secret lies in the characteristic manufacturing method of towels made in the Senshu area of Japan, "ato-zarashi". It cleanly removes impurities adhering to the thread and the glue applied to the thread when weaving the towel, so it has great absorbency and freshness.

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The post-bleaching method of Senshu towels is to remove impurities that have adhered to the threads at the end by dying and washing the towels after they are woven. Normally, the cotton thread of the material is made stronger by using glue or wax to make it easier to weave, making it slippery. For this reason, towels that have been woven repel water and have poor water absorption, but towels that have been "post-bleached" wash off the glue that was applied to the threads when weaving the towel. Making it a towel with high water absorption, safe to use, and a clean freshness feeling.

 

② Why is it light and soft despite being so thin?

TSUMUGU towel is made of finer yarn than regular towels among Senshu towels.

Since we use finer threads than usual, it is difficult to adjust the loom precisely, and we need our own technology to manage the tension.

Even if it is woven by a machine, it is impossible to achieve a delicate and exquisite texture that combines lightness, softness, and thinness without the advanced skills of craftsmen.

The towel, which is soft on the skin and has a gentle texture that feels like it goes into the pores, is woven with fine threads at a high density, so it does exhaust immediately and can be used for a long time.

Because it is thin, it dries quickly, and the amount of water used when washed is reduced making it an economically friendly product that is good for the environment.

The PESS brand pursues truly good products in order to maintain high-quality Japanese manufacturing.

Our motto is to actually visit domestic factories, meet with craftsmen, and talk and develop products.

 

 

We, the PESS brand, are a project team that aims to contribute to the world through product development that makes use of Japanese craftsmanship. Last time, we launched a project of eco-leather sneakers made entirely in Japan with Kickstarter. This towel is our second project.

The TSUMUGU towel is a towel made in Japan that clears our own quality standards so that you can use the towels that are indispensable in your daily life more familiarly.

In the past, the domestic towel industry was struggling to push domestic towels out of the market due to the influx of cheap imported towels made in other parts of the world.

However, in recent years, brand strategies based on high-value-added and high-quality towels have advanced, and local brands such as "Imabari Towel" and "Senshu Towel" have come to be evaluated in Japan. This time, it was realized because we had a connection with the manufacturer of Senshu Towel.

The origin of TSUMUGU towel means that it is a product that is carefully made by incorporating technology from the meaning of "spinning", which is the word for making threads from cotton.

We also hope that this product will be a product that connects manufacturing to the future.

PESS Co.,Ltd.

Hirofumi Nakagawa 

 

The reason for launching the PESS brand was that I participated in a leather factory tour in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture. Manufacturers who manufacture high-quality and precise products are in danger of declining in Japan. As a result of Japanese people always seeking cost performance, like really great products being bought cheaply in the market and being replaced by low-priced products overseas, good jobs and products in Japan are being lost. I wanted to change that situation so I started this project.

I would like to become a manufacturer's partner and deliver products directly to users without going through distributors or retailers. With that in mind, I took on the challenge of crowdfunding. We hope that all users around the world who are looking for truly valuable products will support this project and support the connection of Japanese manufacturing to the future.

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I was introduced to this project just at the right time, when I myself was looking into getting some new towels, and I'm a big fan of trying to protect and keep traditional industries going. 

Until now, I was using Japanese-made thick towels, so this towel is quite a difference, and when using it I was shocked at how absorbent it is, while being super light and thin. Just using it once, I could feel the quality of the towel, and it still has a soft and fluffy feel to it like other thicker towels. 

I was asked to help in choosing the colours for the towels, but even when it comes to making the colour that was decided on, during the manufacturing process the tones are hard to make exactly the same, and that changes the impression the towel gives. I faced the hardships of manufacturing products just in this small instance. 

At the end though, I think we were able to make a brilliant towel that everyone will be able to enjoy!

 

It has high water absorption, is thin and easy to dry, which makes it great for everyday use. It's light and comfortable to carry, so it's also suitable for outdoor activities such as running and going to the gym.

Because it is compact, it can be stored without taking much space.

Because it dries quickly, it can suit the busy lifestyle that we have grown accustomed to these days

Its perfect for those that wish to use it as a light towel when playing sports or running. 

We have prepared 2 types of towels, the TSUMUGU face towel & TSUMUGU bath towel.

As well as this, they are available in three different colours:

Grey / White / Blue

|| TSUMUGU face towel : 

Dimensions:34cm x 90cm (1 foot 1 inches  x 2 foot 11 inches)

※Sizes may vary slightly during the manufacturing process

Weight:80g

 

|| TSUMUGU bath towel : 

Dimensions:60cm x 130cm (2 foot x 4 foot 3 inches)

※Sizes may vary slightly during the manufacturing process

Weight:180g

 

Material: 100% Cotton

 

The way that we package is also eco-friendly, using reusable materials so you can feel free to give them as a gift to your friends and family

※The above is an example of the package we will send the towel in and not the final design.

Eco Friendly Manufacturing

The factories we use to create the towels are already working toward lowering carbon emissions. As well as this, natural glue is used in the production of the towel. When it comes to chemicals, we don't use any when we are sizing up the fabric, adding glue, weaving, or removing the glue. In regards to the dyeing process, the water is treated with bacteria that purifies it, meaning that no contaminated water is emitted. One of our main goals in making this towel was to lessen the impact on the environment, and  we feel that for those of you that look to use items that don't hurt the environment, we can appeal directly to you. 

 

 

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¥3,658 $33 |Trial Set 1xFace Towel 1xBath Towel

For those that want to try the towels out but don't want to commit to a larger order this is for you! Get 10% off future RRP with this trial set that contains 1 TSUMUGU Bath Towel and 1 TSUMUGU Face Towel
Choose from White, Blue, or Gray

INCLUDES:
TSUMUGU Bath Towel
TSUMUGU Face Towel

¥6,160 $56 | Early Bird Face Towels For All!

Get 7 different face towels, one for every day of the week! Choose from White, Blue, or Gray at 20% off!

INCLUDES:
7× TSUMUGU Face Towel

¥6,160 $56 | Early Bird Double Pack

Get a couple of each towel perfect a couple of people at 20% off!
Choose from White, Blue, or Gray!

INCLUDES:
2× TSUMUGU Face Towel
2× TSUMUGU Bath Towel

¥6,545 $60 | KS Special Face Towels For All!

Get 7 different face towels, one for every day of the week! Choose from White, Blue, or Gray at 15% off!

INCLUDES:
7× TSUMUGU Face Towel

¥6,545 $60 | KS Special Double Pack

Get a couple of each towel perfect a couple of people at 15% off!
Choose from White, Blue, or Gray!

INCLUDES:
2× TSUMUGU Face Towel
2× TSUMUGU Bath Towel

¥6,600 $60 | Early Bird Bath Towel Pack

Get three of each PESS Bath Towels, one in each colour, Blue, Grey, White, or choose your own favourite colour out of the three! Get this return at a super discount of 20% off!

INCLUDES:
3× TSUMUGU Bath Towel

¥7,013 $64 | KS Special Bath Towel Pack

Get three of each PESS Bath Towels, one in each colour, Blue, Grey, White, or choose your own favourite colour out of the three! Get this return at a super discount of 15% off!

INCLUDES:
3× TSUMUGU Bath Towel

¥11,000 $101 | Early Bird Super Pack

Get a large pack of face towels and bath towels for the whole family at 20% off!
Choose from White, Blue, or Gray!

INCLUDES:
3× TSUMUGU Bath Towel
5× TSUMUGU Face Towel

¥11,688 $107 | KS Special Super Pack

Get a large pack of face towels and bath towels for the whole family at 15% off!
Choose from White, Blue, or Gray!

INCLUDES:
3× TSUMUGU Bath Towel
5× TSUMUGU Face Towel
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