野菜の雫、ぎゅっとタオルにとじこめて

Let the the gentle colors of nature color your life…

Let the the gentle colors of nature color your life…

Our Shizuku Towel collection started with a single thought… “How could we harvest the beautiful pure colors of freshly grown vegetables and use them to dye our towels…” With our goal in mind, we set about this by combining our highly absorbent towels with local vegetables, in the hopes of bringing the gentle colors of nature into our customers lives.

Keeping nature’s color

Keeping nature’s color

Mizu Eggplant, Senshu onion, Matsunami cabbage, basil, all specialties of the Southern Osaka region, are first sorted from fruit, to skin and them to leaves, each color is carefully extracted to make the dye. In our unique technique of towel dyeing, we are able to preserve the original colors of the vegetables and keep the feel of nature without the fading.

Our products are free of bleaching agents, optical brighteners, and chemical softeners

Our products are free of bleaching agents, optical brighteners, and chemical softeners

Compared to conventional vegetation dyeing techniques, our dyes are highly durable and less likely to fade even after to continual use. As our dyes are resourced from nature, depending on the season and the environment of dyeing, the colors produced may differ subtly. Therefore, each of our products are unique and have a one of a kind feel, a difference we hope our customers enjoy.

From the essence of 5 Osaka vegetables, 7 towels were produced.

  • Water Eggplant
  • Senshu Onion
  • Ayahomare Carrot
  • Osaka Basil
  • Matsunami Cabbage

From the soil, cotton seeds germinate, bloom and bear fruit. This fruit then becomes the raw material forming the yarn that is eventually woven to create a towel. Although agriculture and those who produce the crops are vital to the process of towel making this is often overlooked. It is our hope that by using raw materials and vegetables as our dye we can convey a message of the care that comes from the farmers and is showcased through our products.

Shizuku Towel Recipe

Reusing vegetables

Reusing vegetables

Following the production of delicious carrot juice, straight from Osaka’s local vegetables, the remaining pulp and byproduct, that was once discarded is now put to a new use. In addition, misshapen vegetables not suitable for sale and harvested leaves and basil are also utilized to make our dyes.

Multiple Dyes

Multiple Dyes

From the fruit to the peel and even the skin, all of nature’s colors are extracted to make our dyes. By repeating the dyeing process several times we are able to achieve our deep hues while retaining the natural color of fresh vegetables that it comes from.

Vegetable color with new dyeing technology

Vegetable color with new dyeing technology

Through the use of new technology we are able to source the vegetables color and dye our towels from it. In the process we do not use any bleaching agents, optical brighteners, or softeners. Compared to conventional vegetation dyeing, which has a tendency to fade our colors are durable and maintain their color even after continues washing and prolonged usage.

A thin towel with premium water absorption

A thin towel with premium water absorption

The last stage of our process is to create a towel that is thin and easy-to-handle that is also highly absorbent. In order to achieve this, we weave towels that are light in nature and have a fine texture, such as our double gauze products. Our handkerchief towels display not only the rich vegetable color from which they were dyed but also are patterned with the vegetable itself!

The 3 kinds of Shizuku Towels

Towel type, Gauze type, Kitchen Towel type, Stole

Towel type

With attention to design and detail we have created a set of thin, highly absorbent towels patterned with the motif of each vegetable. These towels are easily portable and fit comfortably in a pocket.
Size: 25cm x 25cm

Gauze type

Our gauze type towel, which is highly absorbent is also very soft to the touch. In addition to being very soft these towels are also very durable and maintain their color and shape even after multiple washes. These towels are easily portable and fit comfortably in a pocket.
Size: 25cm x 25cm

Kitchen Towel type

Our kitchen towel, is built to stand up to the many uses needed in a kitchen. From drying hands and tableware to wiping down surfaces, the gauze weave of this towel means that even after a lot of wear it will keep its original form. For practicality, the length and width of these towels are ideal for towel hangers.
Size: 25cm x 90cm

Stole

Our soft gauze woven stole, with it’s double layer finish allows for the product to be light weight while also retaining heat. The contrast between deep natural color and woven pattern makes for a beautiful finish with an elegant transparency. Made from cotton and rayon this stole is washing machine safe.
Size: 60cm x 180cm

SHIZUKU LINEUP

吸水性の高い薄手のタオルに
それぞれの野菜をモチーフにしたデザインを
織りで表現しました。携帯性にもすぐれ
ポケットにも入るコンパクトサイズ。

SHIZUKU LINEUP

吸水性の良いガーゼ生地は心地よく
洗濯を繰り返しても、よれないよう織り上げました。
ポケットに入るコンパクトサイズ。

SHIZUKU LINEUP

手や食器を拭いたり、水仕事の多いキッチンで活躍する
吸水性の良いタオルです。ガーゼ生地は心地よく
使い続けても、よれない仕上がり。さらにタオルハンガーの
収まりをよくするため、横幅を特注サイズにしました。

SHIZUKU LINEUP

ふわっと羽織れるやわらかなガーゼ織りのストール。
2重のガーゼが層となり、軽く保温力もあります。
深みのある色と織り柄とのコントラスト、透明感のある
美しい仕上がりです。綿・レーヨン素材のためご家庭でお洗濯できます。

雫のストール

ガーゼ織りストールは、ふくろやタオルのファクトリーブランドである、神さまが最後に残してくれた色「 NOKORI-FUKU のこり福」のワイン染め・抹茶染めタオルの技術と、雫の水なす染めの3色がストールとして誕生しました。自然そのままの色彩とデザインされた織り柄。軽くて肌触りが心地よい、新たなストールです。

NOKORI-FUKU ~のこり福~

ガーゼ織りストール※購入について
ガーゼ織りストールの販売・購入につきましては、ふくろやタオルへ直接、お問い合わせください。

お取り扱いについて

“雫”野菜染めのタオルは天然の染料を使用しているため、染色する季節、環境により染め上がりの表情が微妙に異なり、
使用していくうちに多少の色の変化が生じることがあります。
天然の色を長く楽しんで頂くため、下記の点にご注意ください。(タオルの耐光・汗・洗濯堅ろう度 3~4級以上)
堅ろう度とは、「染色堅ろう度」といい日光,洗濯,汗,摩擦,酸,アイロン等各種の外的条件に対する染色の丈夫さの度合。
その測定,判定等についてはJIS(ジス)に規定がある。

【組成表示】
綿100%(但し、ガーゼ織りストールは綿70% /レーヨン30%)

【お洗濯のご注意】
*常温~30℃までの温度で中性洗剤を使用してください。
塩素系漂白剤入り洗剤の使用を避け陰干しをお勧めいたします。
*ドラム式洗濯機、乾燥機などのタンブラー乾燥機を使用すると、しわ、縮み、型くずれ、毛羽落ちの原因となります。

【お取り扱いのご注意点】
*直射日光や強い蛍光灯のもとで長い時間あたると変色する恐れがあります。
*長時間、汗や水に濡れたまま放置されますと変色や他のものに色移りする恐れがあります。
*アイロンをお使いの場合は 120℃までの低い温度であて布をご使用ください。