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The Bijou is our adventure towel, ideal for impromptu ventures to the beach, the mountains – to nature on your doorstep.

After a period of limited movement, the Bijou is a companion for our rediscovery of open spaces. Compact, elegant and versatile, it is the perfect roll-up-and-go option designed for ease of movement and storage.

The Bijou is made from 100% cotton, sourced from various sites in Southern Africa and spun in Pietermaritzburg, before being crafted at our mill in Plettenberg Bay. It is the latest in our range of flat weave towels; a combination of honey and diamond weaving that is slightly looser, adding texture and giving the fabric a luxurious ‘handle’ or feel.

bijou /ˈbiːʒuː/

Noun: a jewel or trinket.

Adjective: small and elegant.

Unlike the more mainstream terry loop design, flat weaves are characteristically lighter and more compact, while still highly absorbent and quick drying.

The Bijou is elegant, versatile and affordable – and being smaller than the other towels in the range it’s also perfect as a large towel for children.

As with all Mungo fabrics, the Bijou is eco-friendly; natural fibres mean low bulk for the washing load while the towel’s longevity means it won’t end up in landfill. This towel is made to last and its natural fibres will gain softness and feel over time.

1% of every Mungo purchase goes towards MOVE, our initiative that aims to empower and uplift the Plettenberg Bay community.

Surfing adventures with the Mungo Bijou Towel. Woven in South Africa
Mungo Bijou Towel in Canary. Compact, colourful, cotton flat weave towel designed, woven & made at the Mungo Mill in South Africa
Hiking adventures with the Mungo Bijou Towel. Woven in South Africa

Customers who bought & used this product shared the below feedback on comfort & quality. If you make a purchase please share your thoughts, we value your feedback!

  1. Wonderful quality

    I love my new towels. I was not sure about the which colors would work, but the wonderful customer service helped me and even suggested other towels which would complement. They were so right. The hand and heft are stunning, and the colors are natural and rich. I am tired of terry. And these are much more substantial than the Turkish towels I have had in the past. I will order more for sure, for myself and friends who need to discover quality textile.

    Jane (verified owner)

    • Thank you, Jane!
      So glad you are enjoying your Mungo towels, and had a good customer experience with us.
      Thanks for the support!

      Georgina Selander (verified owner)

  2. These towels are stunning. The quality is top notch, they’re light and absorbent, and the design is chic. I look forward to replacing more towels with these.

    Jenn (verified owner)

    • Thank you, Jenn.
      Glad to hear you’re enjoying your Bijou Towels!

      Georgina Selander (verified owner)

  3. Favorite Towel I've Ever Used...

    Luxury, cozy and the feeling of home all wrapped up in a towel. And finally one that actually absorbs easily and dries quickly… will never go back to terry towels! I’ve ordered 4 bath size Bijou towels in sea pearl (white/gray) and have used them for 5 months. Favorite towel I’ve ever had; we use these for the shower, sauna, and even displayed on the edge of the bed (they really have that nice of feel). Also have 2 of the hand towels in lido (blue/green), which are great for the gym. These get 10 out of 10 for functionality & beauty. And the detail of the weave is stunning. So happy with this purchase!

    Jessica W. (verified owner)

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  • Bath towel: 31″ x 55″
  • Hand towel: 15″ x 25″

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