Loom Towels – Capturing a Feeling with Threads
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Mikala James, of Loom Towels, draws on the past to create beautiful textiles for the present. Explore the Loom Towels range and discover the tradition behind the brand.
Loom Towels produces limited edition textiles designed in Melbourne and handmade in Turkey through ancient techniques and equipment that has been used for over 100 years. Mikala’s passion for traditional craft and strong belief in ethical sustainability ensures that each hand made piece is afforded the love and dedication seldom seen in today’s world. The humble towel has come to symbolise warmth, safety and security – Mikala prides herself on capturing this feeling with threads.
Loom Towels produces limited edition textiles designed in Melbourne and handmade in Turkey.
The story of Loom Towels starts with Mikala and a love affair for the intricate craft of hand looming that began in Turkey whilst she was still studying at university. Slowly but surely the business of Loom Towels came into fruition and today Mikala and her team are producing new designs every three months. Designs are limited from 30 to 150 pieces as the shuttle loom process determines the amount. There is a genuine romanticism behind the manufacturing process as time and precise detailing is given to every design. Loom Towels latest offering, Opal, features 20 unique colours and was designed after Mikala’s most recent trip to Turkey.
There is a genuine romanticism behind the manufacturing process as time and precise detailing is given to every Loom Towels design.
Just in time for Christmas Loom Towels have launched their very first pop up store. Clients will be provided with the opportunity to experience the understated beauty of the entire range and feel the amazing handcrafted fabrics. The idea for the temporary store came courtesy of Ben Edwards of Studio Edwards. Ben approached Mikala about the contemporary space in Collingwood and it immediately became evident that this was the perfect environment to showcase Loom Towels for the general public. Clients will immediately be taken in by the high ceilings and modern lighting features that define the space as they shop for the perfect Christmas present.
The opportunity to experience the understated beauty of the entire Loom Towels range and feel the amazing handcrafted fabrics.
Mikala James has drawn on generations of textile knowledge to master her passion for creating beautiful handcrafted pieces. Through Mikala’s dedication and commitment to sustainable design and traditional manufacturing techniques Loom Towels are now consistently creating exclusive items, and in the process inventing new ways to bring artisan beauty into the modern home.
Loom Towels Pop Up Store
Location – 408 Smith street, Collingwood, Victoria.
Open from 10am 7 days a week.