Here is something a little bit different: this is a Limited Edition double sided towel designed to help us take care of our precious Fude.
I have been trying to create this little care towel since the very beginning of my own brushes. It took time, but I hadn’t anticipated the challenges to find a company in Japan that could work with the exact materials I envisioned for this towel. In the end, I had to look at the options I had and take into consideration manufacturing outside of Japan.
I needed to find a company, leader in this field and that I could trust. I decided to work with a Japanese Company based in Tokyo with a very solid reputation and with renowned manufacturing processes established in Vietnam.
I met them several times during my trips and it has been such an enriching experience to work with them. I am very accustomed to their products since so long ago and have a huge amount of little towels at home- so many designs and materials. I haven’t showed these publicly as I did not want to give away what I was working on, but, I absolutely adore little towels! They bring joy into my room and are so functional. Most importantly, they help me reduce the frequency of washes for my brushes which is something I very much aim for.
This Limited Edition care towel is double sided: one side is cotton, the other microfiber. The two sides are attached at the edges with a sturdy narrow hem.
The cotton side showcases an illustration of the moon, clouds, sakura flowers and happy rabbits hopping to the moon, and back.
The sky blue microfiber at the back is made of a polyester and nylon mix. It’s a durable super soft synthetic material designed to help you remove dust, dirt, bacteria or moisture off your brushes.
A double sided cotton/microfiber towel is so cute and functional, in Japan they use the cotton side for the hands and the microfiber side for items like glasses or phones. There are several types of weaving and densities. I will use a flatter microfiber weave for glasses or screens, but, for the brushes, the weaving of this microfiber has a bit more grip onto the bristles which I found more appropriate.
I always have a microfiber towel next to my vanity. After each use I wipe my brushes onto the microfiber side, it helps remove the excess oils, moisture and product residue off the bristles. This extends the life span of a brush and gets the brushes ready for their next use. What I find even more interesting is that they save me time as I can reduce the frequency of the washes.
If you are a brush lover, you probably already have a trusted microfiber towel next to you, or a couple of them. I thought that it made sense to add this type of towel to my range, even though it’s LE, I consider microfiber towels such a must have piece to help us care for our brushes.
I hope you’ll love the “To the Moon and Back” illustration, it represents the love that I have for the Fude community, I am forever grateful for your support and friendship, doing this journey with you is a most definitely, a dream come true.
THE TECHNICAL DETAILS
Material: The front of the towel is 100% cotton, the back is 85% polyester and 15% nylon fibers.
Dimensions: The dimensions of this square towel are 24cm x 24cm
Colors: The Sonia G logo is printed in navy on a yellow background.
The microfiber side is sky blue.
The stitching attaching the two sides together is a dark navy blue.
Care: Wash at 40°, wash in a little wash bag is preferable to avoid particles sticking to the microfiber side.
Note: I do not use a wash bag as I am not going to use this towel with screens or glasses and it comes out just fine for a use with brushes, it is going to be a personal choice depending on what other items you are going to wash with the towel.
As the towel is washed, the two sides of the towel will move and evolve slightly differently and this is a normal behavior as they are not glued together.
It is not recommended to iron the towel, but I do reshape and iron the towel with care, on the cotton side only, and with a cloth in between the towel and the iron.
How to use: Wipe the brush gently on the microfiber side. It’s more gentle for the brushes if round brushes are wiped in a circular motion, and flat or paddle brushes are wiped in a paddle motion.
Packaging: the little towel will come in a glossy white envelope (20cm x 26cm) that was made in Japan, with a Sonia G navy logo in the front.
Price and availability: The towel will cost approx $23 (to be confirmed at the launch) and is available as a Limited Edition piece on Beautylish, starting, hopefully, November 30th 2020.