IMABARI: AN INTRODUCTION

Ever since the introduction of cotton flannel machines in 1894, the production of imabari towels in Japan flourished.

In modern times, imabari towels have become a highly appreciated industry in Japan’s society.

In the city of Imabari, there are over 4,000 looms and more than 3,000
employees working in this rapidly growing industry, which produces an annual
turnover of over 50 billion JPY (Japanese Yen) / USD 500 million; this accounts
for more than 60% of the total Japanese towel productions.



Superior Quality Towels from Japan - Luxury Soft Towels by Imabari with very fine cloth and fabric - very exotic
Superior Quality Towels from Japan - Luxury Soft Towels by Imabari with very fine cloth and fabric - very exotic

Although towel-production is the backbone of Imabari City’s economy, other fibers &
large shipbuilding businesses are also flourishing in these parts.

There are also world-class stone, tile, and lacquerware manufacturers in Imabari that have been producing excellent goods for many centuries.

Imabari towel’s trademark logo symbolizes the relentless pursuit of quality, originality, reliability, and technology to the world.

The wider angle of this prospect views Japan’s dreams & the challenges that drive Japanese manufacturers towards innovation.

Superior Quality Towels from Japan - Luxury Soft Towels by Imabari with very fine cloth and fabric - very exotic

The uniqueness in Imabari’s towel production comes in the excellent care for each stage in theproduction cycle:

Material selection – Weaving – Dyeing, then post-process
procedures
.

Imabari’s great care in each one of the production stages
guarantees a one-of-a-kind craft that is impossible to imitate.

Although towel manufacturing comes in many different ways, Imabari towel
production stands out from the rest of the world’s towel production by taking
care of the thickness, quality, and the selection of thread materials for usage
in the production.

Although towels are limited in their fabric type, Imabari City is famed
for its excellence in the application of original weaving techniques
such as Jacquard printing, embroidery, and sewing, which results in
extraordinarily sophisticated designs compared to other towel productions
across the globe.



Superior Quality Towels from Japan - Luxury Soft Towels by Imabari with very fine cloth and fabric - very exotic
Superior Quality Towels from Japan - Luxury Soft Towels by Imabari with very fine cloth and fabric - very exotic

One factor which contributes to the success in Imabari area’s production of towels is the sophisticated use of pure water in its geographical surroundings.

Low hardness water quality, in addition to the minimal usage of heavy metal components during the bleaching stage, is critical in the outcome of a smooth & silky towel feel.

Imabari’s abundance of pure waters from the nearby Takanawa Ishizuchi Mountain
Rivers provides infinite opportunities for master towel production.


Superior Quality Towels from Japan - Luxury Soft Towels by Imabari with very fine cloth and fabric - very exotic
Superior Quality Towels from Japan - Luxury Soft Towels by Imabari with very fine cloth and fabric - very exotic