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They say that the man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. Fortunately for us, that man does not work at Mungo.

In fact, on the warp for the Vrou Vrou we made a mistake (read all about that here), and then we made this mistake into not one, but three perfect products. We at Mungo call this kind of error a ‘weaver’s folly’, which is why the first of these products is the aptly named Folly Beach Towel.

The Folly is also named after the quaint town of Folly Beach in South Carolina, just south of Charleston where we have recently based our brand new American online shop. A sleepy, surfer’s haven of a city, nothing says summer like its salty sea air, the sticky ice cream hands of small children, and a strolling along its iconic dock down by the water.

The first batch sold out within a couple of weeks, so you better get your hands on the new Fiddler Crab colourway before they’ve also all scuttled off out of our stores.

Folly to make you jolly, anyone?

All Mungo products are carefully designed and individually woven on our refurbished looms at the Mungo Mill in Plettenberg Bay.

As part of our sustainability objective, we contribute 1% of our annual turnover to our Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, MOVE, which seeks to protect the environment, and empower the people, of the Plettenberg Bay community.

Folly /ˈfɒli/ : a lack of good sense; foolishness (noun)

Is the Folly Beach Towel sensible? Well, that wouldn’t be the first adjective to come to mind, but it definitely makes sense to own one. It is everything you could ever want from a beach towel – it’s big, it’s bright, it’s highly absorbent and it’s a great backdrop for a pair of bronzed limbs.

Is the Folly Beach Towel foolish? Well, you will probably look it when that beautiful peacock design is imprinted on your face after inevitably falling asleep under the sun on its soft, textured weave. But you’d also be pretty foolish not to covet one of these limited edition towels to accompany you on your upcoming summer adventures.

Why Go Flat Weave

Super Absorbent: natural cotton is perfect for wicking away moisture on wet skin.

Quick Drying: the unique flat weave design ensures your towel is dry in a jiffy

Compact: characteristically compact, our flat weave towels make for easy travelling & storing

Softer & Softer: Cotton yarn ages well, becoming more and more soft with each and every wash.

Eco-friendly: natural fibres & low bulk for the washing load

Durable: long lasting, not destined for landfill

Mungo Folly Towel in Blue Crab. Pure cotton bath, beach or pool towels designed, woven & made in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Mungo Folly Towel in Blue Crab. Pure cotton bath, beach or pool towels designed, woven & made in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Mungo Folly Towel in Fiddler Crab. Pure cotton bath, beach or pool towels designed, woven & made in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Mungo Folly Towel in Fiddler Crab. Pure cotton bath, beach or pool towels designed, woven & made in Plettenberg Bay, 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. Showstopper

    I ended up replacing all of my old terry towels with flat weave Mungo towels. They are super absorbent, dry quickly, and don’t take up a lot of room in the washer or dryer. I can easily wash 4-6 large towels in one load and they don’t take long in the dryer. I love them and wouldn’t want to use anything else.
    I’ve been purchasing Mungo products and they never fail to exceed my expectations! Let us not forget about the showstopper here: The Folly beach towel! Beautiful, colourful and a functional towel.

    Jacques Malan

  2. Not just a beach towel.

    I love, love, love this towel! I fell in love when I saw it at the mill outside Plett, and bought one for myself and one for my son in early 2019. Initially we used them at the beach because they fold up nice and compactly and are lovely to sit on. But now we use them every day as our shower towels. Using my towel gives me a lift and brings back happy memories. The quality and colours are exquisite. The towels still look as they did when they were new despite spending many crumpled hours on the floor courtesy of my son. Now that I see the other colour option I am tempted to buy more!

    Mary

  3. Exquisite color

    Beauty in the eye of the beholder – such gorgeous colors and super soft , the “folly” will be a huge hit on the beach this summer .
    I must also commend Mungo on their super swift service and lovely packaging , well done

    Pippa McLeod (verified owner)

    • Thank you Pippa!

      Craig Harding

  4. What a beating towel

    I love the colours, the towel feels so soft, it’s a nice size and light weight, perfect for the beach or pool. What a beautifully made product it looks very luxurious.

    Wendy Dengler (verified owner)

    • Thank you Wendy, happy you enjoy the Folly!

      Craig Harding

  5. Jewel-bright, soft to handle, perfect size

    I’m delighted by the beautiful look and feel of these gorgeous towels which are even more lovely in reality than they appear in the images on the website. It was well worth having them shipped to the UK. Thank goodness for “weaver’s folly”! Compliments also on the excellent customer care.

    Catherine (verified owner)

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