So the category name is kind of misleading.
We don't make these travel towels in France.
Briefly, French Terry is a functional fabric that has terry loops woven into one side...and pure flatweave on the reverse.
Bathroom style softness & absorbency with travel style packability.
Compared to a bath towel, It’s super lightweight and will pack down to 1/3rd the size.
For lives in transit - some travellers prefer a towel that's both comfortable and functional.
Typically, travelling around doesn't always bring hot sunny days - the types of conditions needed to dry out thicker style fabrics, so - we sourced the French terry production method because we wanted a top line of comfortable travel towels.
The added bonus of this collection is that they don't have to be stashed in your camp/travel bag. Especially for the Vessel collecton, we've designed the range in such a way that they'll present well on a bathroom towel rack and not look out of place in a hotel lobby.
1 towel for the travel, the beach & the bathroom - and never look out of place :)
Here’s the historical lowdown. The term French Terry is used colloquially for warp-knitted terry products.
The first industrial production of terrycloth towels was by English Manufacturer, Christy.
One of the founders stumbled upon what was thought to be a mistake on a Turkish black loom while he was travelling through Eastern Europe on a sourcing trip.
These guys commercialised the concept of 'terry towels' in a big way and went global (the bathroom towels we all use today).
Then, during the 'sportswear' boom of the 70's and 80's - french terry fabric was born from the need to have moisture wicking properties for tracksuits...but NOT make the wearer look like they're getting around in a bath robe - hence the outside flatweave/inside terry combination.
Have a browse through Vessel here.
For your home towel rack, travel pack or beach bag :)