Eco-Friendly Handmade Beach Towels known as FOUTAS
The Fascinating History of FOUTAS
The Fouta is a versatile accessory that originated in the hammam and can now be found everywhere from beaches to closets and travel bags. Its popularity has made it a must-have item for many households.
Traditionally used as a beach towel, the fouta has become incredibly versatile, being used as a bath towel, tablecloth, or even as a decorative piece. Its many textile and ergonomic qualities make it a practical, durable, and eco-friendly option.
Foutas are lightweight, easy to carry, and can be used in various ways such as a beach towel, pareo, sport towel, hammam towel, sauna towel, or a relaxing massage towel.
And that's not all! They also make for great home decor, adding an original touch when thrown over a sofa, at the foot of a bed, or as a tablecloth.
FOUTAS: The Ultimate Multipurpose Towel
With a weight of 350-400g of cotton and generous dimensions of 100cm x 200cm, foutas are not only lightweight, soft, absorbent, but also dries quickly. They are made of a durable weave, able to withstand multiple washes.
Due to its many benefits, foutas are slowly replacing traditional terry towels in closets.
Benefits of FOUTAS:
- Lightweight: 400g max for standard foutas, with a tight weave that is resistant to washing and long-lasting.
- Quick drying: Made from 100% cotton fabric, foutas dry quickly, making them perfect for both winter and summer.
- Compact: Easy to fold, foutas are perfect for traveling light, whether it's for a picnic, trip to the beach, or weekend getaway.
- Large size: 100cm x 200cm for the basic version, providing ample coverage.
- Soft: The technique of braiding fine but tight fibers gives it a great flexibility, a good resistance and a softness which makes its contact with the skin very pleasant.
- Eco-friendly: Made from recycled cotton or by buying the ends of reels from large spinning and weaving industries of major European brands, Foutas are an eco-friendly option.
Taking Care of your FOUTAS
Foutas are made from 100% combed cotton, making them very durable and resistant to washing. As they are made from natural cotton, they may shrink by 1 or 2 centimeters after the first wash. To preserve the quality and color of your fouta, it is recommended to wash it in cold water, iron it on a low heat, and avoid using bleach or fabric softener.
The Fouta: A Symbol of Tunisian Heritage
Foutas have a long history and cultural significance in Tunisia, where they have been handcrafted for generations. The tradition of weaving foutas is passed down from one generation to the next, preserving the country's heritage and artisanal techniques.
Fouta Tunisia works with eco-friendly cotton, either in recycled cotton or by buying the ends of reels from large spinning and weaving industries of major European brands. This collaboration between European factories and weaving workshops in Tunisia has existed for over 50 years. This is the reason why Foutas come in an infinite number of colors, as nothing is lost! All the spools are used up to the last meter of thread!
Manufactured in a short circuit, our know-how is simple, our weaving workshop allows to put forward the local craft industry through artisanal braiding techniques while respecting the values of work and the good functioning of the production chain. The weaving being done mechanically, the finishing of the borders being done manually in cooperatives.
Foutas for Every Occasion
Foutas are not just for the beach, they can be used for a variety of occasions and settings. They are perfect for the hammam, sauna, or after a bath at home. They can also be used as a decorative piece in your home, adding a touch of exotic elegance to your decor. Whether you're lounging at the beach, relaxing at home, or traveling, Foutas are a versatile and practical accessory that you'll love.
In conclusion, The Fouta is a must-have item for anyone looking for a practical and beautiful accessory that is also eco-friendly and steeped in cultural heritage.