Mikala James (above).
The chosen threads for our Coastal collection
The threads are being made into a roll for the shuttle-loom
The large roll of threads
One of our weavers looming our Coastal towels
The finished item!
Capturing a feeling with threads, through old world craftsmanship
At Loom Towels we believe in supporting traditional craftsmanship. Our head weaver manages a small team of weavers in Southern Turkey. There are 3 different sized shuttle-looms that we use to produce all of our products.
Our treasured shuttle-looms have been passed down from generation to generation, with the oldest one being over 100-years-old.
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.
Organic, Natural, Sustainable
Each Loom Towels product is made from the highest quality Turkish GOTS certified organic cotton or linen. All dyes are also organic, and every product is un-treated, non-coated and chemical free. This means our products are long lasting, with excellent absorbency and plushness.
Our practices are ethical, sustainable and fair trade. Our products can literally last for decades if cared for properly, the more you use and wash our towels the softer and more absorbent they will become.
GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres. It’s backed up by independent certification and includes ecological and social criteria.
Our Artistic Vision
The number of towels that can be produced by our shuttle-looms is limited, therefore all collections are created as limited edition designs of between 75 - 150 pieces. Each towel is something to be cherished as designs do not get remade.
Our vision is to consistently create new, exclusive items, and to keep exploring new ways to bring artisan crafts into more homes.
Mikala James, the founding director of Loom Towels designs every collection, blending inspiration from the traditional craft with a modern vibe, and her own sense of style.
Mikala founded Loom Towels in 2011 after a chance encounter during a venturesome holiday in Turkey.
Her innate love of textiles, strong values in sustainability and craftsmanship (and a bit of luck) all led her to creating Loom Towels.