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Scents and Feel

Tunisian Fouta Towels

Multipurpose Luxury

Plush terry cloth towels are so ubiquitous that many of us have come to equate fluffiness with quality -- but fluff factor isn’t the real measure of luxury. Once you try a traditional Tunisian fouta, you’ll be rethinking your definition of the perfect towel.

In the Mediterranean region, fouta refers to multipurpose linens that come in various shapes and sizes to form towels, tablecloths, cover-ups and more. Jenny Haik, a
longtime fashion designer, lived in Tunisia as a child and always wanted to revisit the rich traditions of the region, including the hammam, or steam room, for cleansing and relaxation. Through the company she founded, Scents & Feel, she’s reinterpreting Tunisia’s ancestral body-care practices for a modern audience.

Jenny’s fouta towels are ideal for creating a spa-like experience. They’re hand-woven on looms using natural cotton to create a unique dimensional weave that feels great against your skin. They’re absorptive, quick drying, and incredibly versatile. You can use a fouta as a bath or beach towel, shawl, picnic blanket, bed cover or tablecloth. They’re generously sized, but because fouta towels are thinner than conventional terry cloth, they’re lightweight, easy to pack, and don’t feel bulky if you wear one as a cover-up.

Jenny’s original designs interpret classic patterns and motifs in fresh ways, which makes her foutas equally at home in modern and traditional environments.

-- Ann
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jenny
    Jenny

    "Bonjour everyone. I am Jenny Haik, founder and creator of Scents and Feel. I have been working in textile and as a fashion designer all my life . I want to thank The Grommet for featuring our multicolor fouta towels. Perfect as a bath towel, beach towel , a, throw, runner on your table, shawl or pique nique blanket or even an airport blanket . They are fun, eco friendly, dry in minutes. I am sure they will become your perfect companion for all of your many uses. I want to thank you for your interest in Scents and Feel and I will be delighted to answer any questions you may have. "

  • Mark
    Mark
    5/7/13 1:03 PM

    Do they come in dish towel size, or could I buy one and cut it up into the right sizes?

  • Jenny
    Jenny – Special Guest
    5/7/13 1:32 PM

    @Mark

    Thank you for your interest and question. We, at Scents and Feel, make different sizes including guest towels sizes. We are so thrilled to have this amazing one featuring in The Grommet. I am sure you are going to love it

  • Álvaro
    Álvaro
    5/8/13 4:58 AM

    @Jenny

  • Judy
    Judy
    5/7/13 1:52 PM

    Please tell me if size includes fringe. If it does, what is size towel alone?

  • Jenny
    Jenny – Special Guest
    5/7/13 2:23 PM

    @Judy

    Thank you for your question. the size of these are 30x78 not including the fringes ! hope you will enjoy them

  • Virginia
    Virginia
    5/7/13 2:12 PM

    I can't believe that anything with long fringe would be easy to launder. Tangling?

  • Jenny
    Jenny – Special Guest
    5/7/13 2:25 PM

    @Virginia

    We have never had a issue with the fringes with laundered properly. Just machine wash in cold water and low tumble dry in delicate cycle for a couple of minutes. But they will dry in minutes under the sun

  • Flowercr0ne
    Flowercr0ne
    5/7/13 6:05 PM

    Where are the towels manufactured?

  • Jenny
    Jenny – Special Guest
    5/7/13 6:30 PM

    @Flowercr0ne

    Thank you for your question. Scents and Feel towels are all hand woven in Tunisia.

  • Guest
    Guest
    5/7/13 6:53 PM

    Considering one for travel1 How much do they wrinkle if stuffed in a suitcase or backpack; how do they look wrinkle-wise if laundered by hand (when traveling) and hung to dry (no dryer for fluffing)?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/8/13 9:48 AM

    @Guest

    Hi there, this is a great question. Our testers here in the office have laundered it by hand, but don't have enough insight into the wrinkling aspect. I've pinged Jenny and we should have an answer for you shortly.

  • Jenny
    Jenny – Special Guest
    5/8/13 10:12 AM

    @Amy and @guest

    First of all, you will enjoy taking it with you as it will not take a lot of space in your backpack or suitcase.It won't winkle too much if you laundered it by hand and let it dry flat. Hope you will enjoy it

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