Francis M Irish Linen Huckaback Towels

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"Thank you so much -- I love the Huckaback towels and look forward to these (tea towels).  They dry more quickly, *never* get that dank smell my cotton towels would get, and have that wonderful texture difference on each side. You should show some close-up photos of it on your website -- it's really a pleasure to see the detail." - EM, Chicago, USA. 

"Just wanted to let you know how much we love our towels! My husband was a bit skeptical that they would be absorbent but it's now his favourite towel! And they are just beautiful, thank you so much!" - KR, USA.

"Dear Francis M, They have arrived and are beautiful! I look forward to enjoying them." - JCN, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Product Detail:

  • 100% pure Irish Linen
  • Woven and finished entirely in Ireland
  • Three texture options:  
    • Tessie - NEW honeycomb weave / Bath only
    • Estate  - micro texture, available in Ecru/Ivory fading to white in time
    • Annie - larger macro texture, available in oatmeal, with generous 2" hem on bath, proportionally a tad smaller on hand.
  • Traditional hemstitch finish detail
  • Sold in pairs
  • Choice of Bath towel or Hand towel
  • Complimentary shipping
  • Worldwide demand for our linen is high and your order is bespoke - allow 4-6 weeks.

Huckaback towels have been found in the grand country houses and hotels of Ireland and England for centuries. And are still found in the most discerning today. 

Made of pure 100% Irish linen, huckaback refers to a particular weaving technique creating a looser and uneven surface which allow the towels to absorb water faster, and to dry quickly. A very different weave from that used for our bedding. In the era when linen towels ruled the towel-rack roost, each weaving house had their own distinctive weave.  

We offer two weaves options - 'Estate', a traditional micro weave available in ecru/ivory eventually fading to white after many years of use.  And our brand new 'Annie' towel named after our maternal grandmother who preferred a more textured feel to her hucks - available in pure white, and now in oatmeal. These towels offer a good grip, are sturdy and stimulate/exfoliate the skin leaving you revitalised and fresh - a spa feeling in your own bathroom. 

These towels will get softer with each laundering, become smoother to the touch with age and can be passed on to the younger generations as an heirloom. A wise and genteel investment.

Linen is naturally resistant to fungi, micro flora, mould and bacteria and therefore does not provide a friendly breeding ground for illness-causing pathogens. These towels can also be machine-washed at 90°C, may be boiled, dried in the sun and hot-ironed thereby ensuring maximum sterilization. A far healthier alternative to germ-breeding cotton. Read our health benefits blurb in Pillow Talk section. 

Being slim and lightweight, these towels are perfect for gym, travel, beach house and baby swaddling cloth.

Traditionally hemstitched on both ends.  Available in two sizes - a generously large bath towel, and smaller hand towel which is perfect for your guest powder room. 

Sizing -

 Bath: 89 x 152cm 35 x 60"
Hand: 46 x 81cm 18 x 32"



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