Picnic Foutas

It is Autumn here in Australia, and our Northern hemisphere friends are enjoying Spring. The perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy a picnic! Fouta towels are the perfect picnic rug. Keep one in the car handy for an impromptu meal in the great outdoors!

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Popular Hammam Towels

This was the most popular fouta hammam towel in New York. This waffle weave has a great texture. We will have more in stock for the San Francisco Fair at the end of the week.

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Great Gift for men

We have discovered that foutas are an extremely popular gift for men. Nearly half our customers are men – the fouta is appealing as an accessory due to its hardwearing quality and versatility. Photo : Temple And Webster

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Happy Customers

Love a happy customer- I received this email from a lovely lady this morning: “This summer everyone has been admiring our fabulous foutas which we purchased from Focalpoint Home. They are great for many reasons – they look gorgeous and are wonderfully soft for one thing, but my two favourite things about them are (1) Our beach bag isn’t heavy or overloaded as our foutas are much lighter & slimmer than ordinary towels, and the second is that they dry out amazingly swiftly, making them great for days...

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Happy New Year

As we enjoy the holiday season – and the summer here in Australia it is with excitement we look forward to the New Year. Exciting times are ahead- another visit to New York in January for the NY NOW, and then other fairs elsewhere TBA. We wish all our customers and friends a very Happy New Year.

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Focalpoint chosen for Sustainability

For February 2014 we have some big news. Judges at NY Now have chosen our Haik Wool Blankets to show in the Sustainability exhibit! This is a display of carefully selected products in the foyer of the massive NY NOW trade show in New York. Our product is incuded as we fit the following criteria “Socially-responsible business practices: products produced by indigenous peoples, creating viable, sustainable trades and markets in poverty-stricken and needy communities worldwide; and manufacturers who donate percentages...

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Ethical Trading

Thoughtful objects add meaning to our lives. Focalpoint Home represents a store of creative energy from artisans who are committed to cultivating beauty. The homewares market is changing . Customers are more discretionary and have environmental concerns in regards to mass market consumerables. Craft and handmade products are becoming especially popular. We are supporting the Tunisian artisans by buying from them directly- ie no intermediary buyer, which ensures they receive their rightful payment directly from us. If there...

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Hitchhikers Guide to towels- the most massively useful thing !`

“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value – you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to- hand-combat;...

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Bathroom Towels

Emma Blomfield and Jen Bishop have completed the Palm Beach Project- a fab renovation project on an apartment beachside in Sydney. You can read more on Jen’s blog here: http://theinteriorsaddict.com/photos-the-finished-palm-beach-apartment#more-17371  and on Emma’s blog here: http://nestdesigns.com.au/category/blog/ and if you want to buy one of the towels featured go to The Home this week here: http://www.thehome.com.au/handmade-tunisian-fouta-towels-0      

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Why are Tunisian Foutas superior to Turkish Towels?

As you may know Tunisian foutas are made of 100% Egyptian Cotton. This is what differentiates them from other towels called Turkish Towels. So what is the fuss all about Egyptian cotton? What makes it the “king of cotton”?  Egyptian cotton is hand picked, rather than by a machine, which is gentler on the fibers. Conversely, Turkish cotton is machine picked. Both Egyptian and Turkish cotton are long staple–also known as long fiber–cotton. Long staple fiber is narrower in diameter, which means more threads...

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