The Tawulo is a classic and original addition to the Mungo flat-weave towel range. This textured, monochrome range is punctuated with a few bold pops of colour in the striped details. One of the defining characteristics is that no two Tawulo’s are the same, thanks to the random rolling of the weft yarn in the weaving process.
The inspiration behind this technique comes from the historical weavers in West Africa. Traditionally coloured yarns were obtained by extracting natural dyes from plants, which was limited to what grew in their region. When traders began to come to Africa from all over the world they brought exotically coloured fabrics with them. These fabrics were unravelled and the yarns re-woven in combination with local yarns to create a hybrid of pattern and colour.
The Tawulo flat weave towels are all woven from 100% cotton grown in Southern Africa at our public Mungo Mill. They are highly absorbent, quick-drying and eco-friendly due to their low bulk. A versatile bath, pool or beach towel which folds tight when travelling.
We prioritize good design and doing good in equal measure. That’s why we donate 1% of our annual turnover to projects that support the social development and environmental upliftment of the Plettenberg Bay community in which the our weaving mill is based.
All year round quality and style
I was given two of these Tawulo towels by a South African friend a couple of years ago and have since bought them as gifts for people here in the USA. They are beautiful looking and the quality is excellent. They come out of the wash looking brand new every time – no shrunken and crinkled hems; no wrinkles, no pils. At first, because they are flat-weave and have no nap like terry towels, I thought they would be for summer only, but when winter came I couldn’t give them up. They feel so much fresher and cleaner and look so much better than terry. Just fabulous!
Emma Burton (verified owner) –