Mungo Towel Story

Tsitsikamma. Photo's by Julian Culverhouse and Craig Harding 



Towels travel! Especially ours. It’s probably something to do with their compact nature, versatility and outstanding designs. Who knows.

It’s something that always gives us a bit of a thrill, to see a Tawulo cruising the Caribbean, or a Summer Towel on a Greek Island excursion, or an Itawuli simply being used as a shade cloth in the bright Tsitsikamma sun.

Inspired by the photos that have been shared with us over the years, we are launching #mungotowelstory, and would love to see what your Mungo towels get up to this year. See the tales of their adventures.

You can now share your towel stories with us on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #mungotowelstory. The best part is that we are giving away a R600 Mungo voucher every month this year!

Ithaca and Cape Town. Photos by Ashlee Lloyd and Janet Vlug

Cape Town. Photos by Nicola Suttle

The Caribbean. Photos by Tessa Holding 

Beta Beach. Photos by Craig Harding 

Enter Our Mungo Towel Story Competition

Running throughout 2018, at the end of every month we’ll choose the most creative, enjoyed, or adventurous post and the winner will receive a R600 Mungo voucher from us.

To enter simply follow these 3 steps:

  1. Post a photo sharing your Mungo towel story - don’t feel intimidated here, have fun! We love getting a glimpse into your day-to-day. But don’t be shy to get creative either!
  2.  Tag @mungodesign
  3. Remember to use the hashtag #mungotowelstory so we can track your entry.

Bakhoven & Mturazi Falls in Zimbabwe. Photo by Maike McNeal & Lilah Byrne



Here is an extract from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. We hope it gives you some inspiration!

"A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you — daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough."

— Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


Picnic. Photo by Ben Orkin

Photos by Brenda Harding and Ola Lawrence

Ted and Maike

Scarborough and the Kowie River. Photos by Perfect Hideaways


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