Organic cotton spools ready to go on the shuttle loom
Organic cotton being spun on the shuttle loom
Turkish shuttle loom in action
Making the Coastal design on the shuttle loom
Coastal design hand towel

Capturing a feeling with threads...

A towel that isn’t just a piece of fabric, but rather a documentation of old world craftsmanship.

Loom Towels creates limited edition towels designed in Melbourne and handmade in a small workshop in Turkey.

Only the highest quality organic materials are used and all practices are ethical and sustainable. 

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All towels are slowly woven by hand on hundred-year-old shuttle looms passed down from generation to generation.

Traditional methods are applied to the entire process including the most magnificent hand-tied fringing and tassels, some of which can take hours to complete.

Each piece is composed of Global Organic Textile Standard cotton–a standard certified by the European Union.



Each collection is designed by Mikala James, founder of Loom Towels. 

In keeping with the artistic vision of Loom Towels all collections are created in exclusive small editions of 75 -150 pieces.

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Loom Towels uses cotton and dyes that are GOTS certified organic. The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres. It's backed up by independent certification and includes ecological and social criteria.

All Loom Towels practices are sustainable, ethical and fair trade. The towels can literally last for decades if cared for properly, the more you use and wash them, the softer and more absorbent they will become. 



With an innate love of textiles and strong values in sustainability and craftsmanship, Mikala James founded Loom Towels in 2011.

Mikala works with one of the last remaining family-run workshops in Southern Turkey that still practices traditional hand-looming.

Each collection is designed by Mikala and combines her sense of style, blending inspiration from the traditional craft with a modern vibe.