The Dhow Towel is one of our trusty much-loved favourites. It’s large and super absorbent – making it the ideal companion for the bathroom or the beach.
At Mungo, our products are continually undergoing meticulous refinement. As a result, we now weave our Dhows with a thicker linen yarn in the weft, making this towel even better quality than before. (Think improved absorbency and an even longer lifespan).
Say hello to Sea Foam and Deep Sea, our sea-spired colours. These towels, in all their nautical glory, remind us of a familiar sight on the coastlines of East Africa: the dhow. With their characteristic shape and breezy sail, the vessels perfectly encapsulate the airy and artisanal feel of a Mungo towel. Both are perfect beach companions and make for an iconic seaside snap.
Our Dhow Towels are made from 100% linen – a fibre celebrated for its airy feel and cool, crisp finish. The Dhow also has the added benefit of exfoliation – the combination of the linen and honeycomb weave help to stimulate blood flow in the skin. As a result, you’ll be left feeling revitalised and fresh. The texture is a little rougher than cotton, and so might be a surprise for a first-timer, but give it a whirl and you’ll soon be hooked. The Dhow will also age well, getting softer with wear.
We source our linen from the finest producers in Italy. Like Mungo, our supplier, Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale, is committed to quality – and has been in the business of doing so for over 100 years. The process of producing this fine linen starts with the humble flax plant, which is grown in Italy, Belgium and France. The raw material is then taken through the stages of scutching, combing and spinning, before being vat dyed for brilliant even colour and light fastness. Finally, it wings its way to Plettenberg Bay, where it is woven into our beautiful linen fabric at the Mungo Mill.
As part of our sustainability objective, we contribute 1% of our annual turnover to our Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, MOVE, which seeks to uplift the Plettenberg Bay community.