Finnish linen friction hand towel
A 70% linen, 30% cotton loop-woven friction hand towel - long prized for their invigorating effect on the skin. Woven by the master weavers at Lapuan Kankurit, in the Ostrobothnian district of western Finland. Lapuan Kankurit, a fourth-generation weaving family, has been creating its beautiful linen fabrics for over 45 years. Set up initially by husband and wife Juha and Liisa Hjelt, it is now run by their son Esko and his wife Jaana. Devoted to their craft, they weave nothing but the absolute best quality, with uncompromising workmanship, using only natural raw materials, such as linen and wool. All their linen is grown in Central Europe using only earth and rainwater. New towels should be washed separately before use in order for the linen-terry to soften and improve absorption, using a delicate laundry wash, at a maximum temperature of 60°C in plenty of water on a slow washing spin. Linen fibres may come off the product during the first few washes. Check the lint filter before and after washing. Do not use softener and avoid bleach. Use a slow spin cycle. The colour of natural linen becomes lighter with washing. There will be shrinkage of approximately 10%. Pre shrinkage the hand towel measures approximately 47cm by 63cm.