Fouta Harissa - Umbra Fouta

$98.00

Fouta Harissa - Umbra Fouta

$98.00

Dimensions: 2m x 1 m or 6.5 x 3.2 ft

Fouta is a beautiful and functional piece for the beach, travel, and home.

Foutas originated (and are still used) as hammam towels for men and women in Tunisia. They’re a cultural staple in many Mediterranean households—used as bath towels, covering door and window entrances, keeping the flies out in the summer, and blanketing couches, tables, and beds during family visits. Today, the Fouta can be spotted across Mediterranean beaches; after all, they fold up effortlessly, dry quickly, and are beautiful and useful seaside, poolside, and everywhere in between.

The brightest and most colorful of the bunch, this UMBRA fouta with shades of coral is made for the person in your life who does not shy away from color. It’s rich, it’s extra soft and it falls oh-so-beautifully.

This fouta is part of our Crescent Loom collection, an ode to the celestial threads that connect us.

  • Made of 100% cotton deadstock yarn
  • Features a chevron weave
  • Certified artisanally handwoven in Tunis

Product Sustainability

Traditionally hand-woven in Tunisia by skilled artisans. We’re committed to nurturing and maintaining this tradition while ensuring economic security and ethical labor practices in the “Nsija” atelier.  The weavers and finishers are employed in full-time positions and paid an above-market rate that exceeds the living wage. Fouta Harissa focuses on doing one thing well – weaving. The manual wooden looms our artisan partners use are centuries old and require no water or electricity to manufacture or use. It is a zero-emissions process.  We are also conscious of our overall environmental footprint, sourcing deadstock cotton yarn and producing small-batch, one-of-a-kind collections.  We source deadstock yarn found in-country. Cotton is not grown in Tunisia, so we use available yarn that is thrown away by the fashion industry that manufactures there. This is one of the reasons why we create small batch collections. We design and weave each fouta based on the yarn available. This reduces our carbon footprint as we are not cultivating new cotton or importing large amounts of cotton thread into the country. We use recycled cardboard boxes and each fouta comes in a reusable cotton bag.

Ingredients/Materials

Materials: 100% cotton deadstock yarn

Care

Care Instructions We recommend washing by hand or machine wash cold without a spin cycle to avoid breaking the cotton fibers and to prolong their life. Use mild, liquid laundry detergent. Do not use softener. Hang to dry.

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