About the Fabrics of Tenugui
Below are some of the fabrics that are indispensable for making original Tenugui hand towels in our shop. In addition, dyed print samples will be scraps, but we also could send them free of charge, so please contact the staff in advance if you are interested.
Bun is a tenugui cloth woven using 20th thick thread. It is a hand towel cloth that is also called Souri. Although it is a little thicker than Oka, it has coarser eyes, and the original towel with excellent breathability and water absorption is finished. It is made to order for novelty purposes and is useful for promotions.
Oka fabric woven with a slightly thin thread called 30th. A hand towel fabric that can be called a versatile production fabric that can be used for various purposes such as sales goods and souvenirs. Since it is woven finer than Bun (Souri), it is possible to make custom-made towels with beautiful fine dyeing and print design.
Tokuoka is the highest quality original tenugui cloth. Since it is a higher quality fabric than Bun(Souri) and Oka, it will be expensive, but the fine texture that feels good on the skin will firmly reproduce the hand towel design.
Steps from Order to Deliver
QIs there a minimum order quantity for this item?
AThe price will be expensive, but we can handle even one piece. Tenugui manufacturing methods are roughly divided into three patterns: "pigment printing," "dyeing," and "inkjet printing."
Regarding pigment printing and dyeing, it is necessary to make a plate before coloring it, and so please note that the minimum lot is around 100 sheets as a guide.
In the manufacturing method of making a plate, it costs nearly 100 sheets equivalent even for one sheet, so in many cases, a manufacturing method called inkjet printing, which does not need a plate, is recommended and used for making one hand towel for example.
QHow long does it take for the tenugui to arrive?
ANormally, it will be about 3 to 4 weeks after the tenugui design is confirmed.
If you are in a hurry, if you consult with the staff, there are many cases where we can deliver a few sheets in a few days depending on the coordination with the factory.
However, even among dyeing, the tenugui hand towel manufacturing method called "injection dyeing" requires a lot of hours for traditional work, so it is difficult to respond to short delivery times and it takes about one month to manufacture.