Introducing the towels as soft as the sense of happiness
Surrounded by the soothing Setouchi Inland Sea,
Imabari is well-known for its quality production
of textile products.
Cotton,carefully chosen from around the world
is used in our towels.
With quality cottons, and the sophisticated skills
of dying and weaving,we offer you the finest.
Sincerely, our towels are made for you and your
Established in 1934 in Imabari Shikoku, Japan,
Kontex has been proudly designing and
producing original textile products.
Since the beginning, our teams have
successfully introduced some of the most
fasionable and functional towels to the world.
Every year, our talented designers develop and produce hundreds of new innovative product lines at Kontex.
As we come up with fun yet timeless designs for our products, we continue to improve the product functionality.
Our team pays close attention to every detail of each towel produced at Kontex to make sure all of our products meet
our highest standard of quality. As an excelsior towel maker, we continue to aim for highest quality and design standards that can only be achieved through our expert knowledge from over 79 years of experience.
The texture of a towel is determined by the fibers used to create yarn.
Cotton is currently the most popular choice of fiber for towel production,
but cotton s properties differ greatly depending on the region of origin
and the type of cotton. To offer quality products without compromise,
our main objective is to continue to seek out the finest source of fibers
from all around the world.
It takes gently crafted yarn and careful weaving to make towels so soft.
Modern machines are ideal for speedy mass production,
but the delicate yarn is often damaged simply because it cannot withstand the stresses of high speed weaving.
To preserve the delicate properties of our yarn, we decided to go back to our old traditional machines which weave gently and slowly. With the old machines, the refined properties of the yarn stay intact giving our final products the beautifully soft texture unique to Kontex. Our old machines are appreciated now more than ever, and play an integral part in our production. We continue to build upon traditional weaving techniques with the help from our artisans.
Have you ever wondered why some towels dry your body better than the others? Some towels soak up water better after a few wash while others never absorb water no matter how many times you wash them. The answer may be found in the manufacturing process of towels. In order to strengthen yarn to prevent them from splitting during the weaving process, additives such as starch and wax are commonly applied on them. If not washed properly, these starch and wax leave their residues on the final products affecting its capacity to soak up water. At our dyeing facility in Saijo near Imabari, we take an extra caution to remove all the traces of starch and wax from our final products. We wash them carefully with clean abundant water that Mt. Ishizuchi provides through its melting snow. Due to its low mineral content, the water from Mt. Ishizuchi is perfect for thorough removal of the inorganic additives.
We are actively taking in feedback from our customers because
we are committed to making improvements in our product quality.
After all, our customers are the best judges of our products.
We devote ourselves to create towels that will
wrap your body with warmth and simple joy because
there's nothing better than seeing our satisfied customers
come back to us for more, pure Kontex experience.