Old habits die hard. That’s why we understand those of you who have yet to cotton on to the flat weave towel revolution. But we can give you a gentle nudge in the right direction, and these ‘best things about flat weave towels’ might just be the prod you needed.
If you’re new to the game, you might be wondering what a flat weave towel is in the first place. Unlike a terry towel that is always woven with the same looped pile fabric, using a flat weave allows Mungo to create many different weave designs and structures, resulting in a feast of visual possibilities. Here’s why we swear by them.
1. Highly Absorbent
Rumour has it that towels are the leading cause of dry skin. Okay but seriously, the careful weave of this towel makes it ultra absorbent. Whether you’re fresh out of the bath or beach, or scrambling to dry your little one, a flat weave towel will do the job in a jiffy.
Nothing worse than returning from a beach or camping adventure with the musky scent of a wet towel. Or drying up on a hand towel that’s been used one too many times. A flat weave towel is super light, so it’ll dry in no time.
3. Water Saver
Due to the lightweight nature of a flat weave towel, there’s less bulk for your washing load. In fact, we put it to the test. Pitted against the standard terry cloth sort, you can fit almost twice as many flat weave towels in the wash. Read more about that experiment (and other water saving tips) here.
Our products are made to last, not destined for landfill. We use quality yarn and natural fibres that are sustainable and long-lasting. Your Mungo towel won’t last you a season – it’ll last a lifetime.
Less bulky than a traditional terry cloth, a flat weave towel can easily be rolled up to squeeze into a backpack, or folded for storage. Planning your next holiday? Forget about jumping / standing / sitting on your luggage to get the darn things to zip up. A flat weave towel is so light, it might just help you with your packing peeves.
6. 100% Natural Fibres
Mungo flat weave towels are made from cotton and/or linen. These fibres are praised for being soft, durable and hypoallergenic – making your Mungo flat weave less likely to give you any sniffs or snuffles. These versatile fibres are also fabulous at regulating temperature – so whatever the season, you’ll feel ‘just right.’
7. Versatile Bath, Pool or Beach Towel
A Mungo flat weave towel is just as at home in the bathroom as on the beach. And with our extensive range of designs and colourways, we’ve got something for even the toughest towel critic. We’ve even heard of our towels being used as picnic blankets, skirts and tablecloths.
8. Sand Repellent
Avoid taking the beach home with you. With its flat weave nature, this towel has less nooks and crannies for sand to get stuck in. #beachbonus
9. Fresher for Longer
Woven from cotton and/or linen, our flat weave towels are anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, making them naturally resistant to mildew. You don’t have to wash them after each use, and they’ll smell fresher for longer.
10. Transparency & Traceability
Part of the reason we built our very own mill was a commitment to radical transparency. We wanted to move away from ‘big industry’, and the harsh working conditions and environmental harm that comes with that. At Mungo we play a hand in each step of the process – from the design right through to the final product – and we we value each person that plays a role along the way. Your Mungo flat weave towel is no exception. Read more about what we do, and why we do it, here.
11. They Look so Darn Good
We couldn’t forget about the design. Mungo creates classic weaves with a contemporary twist. From timeless stone-coloured towels, to bold and bright statement pieces, there’s surely a towel for everyone.