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Comment est fabriquée une fouta ?

How is a fouta made?

From the design of the models to the personalization, here are the different stages of making a fouta, the trendy beach towel!

Model development

Depending on the season, trends and new uses, new models are regularly emerging. Colors, patterns, weavings ... foutas are constantly revisited to be up to date. Surfing on the latest trends, By Foutas continues to reinvent itself by offering you a wide range of foutas. We create every year 1 to 2 new models that we add to more classic designs. In a traditional beach towel, a sarong or an XXL beach towel to share with others during a picnic, there is something for everyone. Not to mention that a fouta can also be used indoors: bath towel, bed throw, sofa throw, yoga towel ...

The choice of fabric

While most foutas are made of cotton, the traditional material, there are some linen models. Did you know ? At By Foutas, we practice upcycling because we make foutas with 100% recycled cotton yarn. We work with a yarn supplier who recovers manufacturing surpluses from several international ready-to-wear brands. After a recycling process without chemical additives, the yarn obtained is ready to be woven again with impeccable quality.

The different types of weaving

To make our foutas we have several types of weaving at our disposal. First there is the traditional flat weave which is essential in the world of fouta. Then, the honeycomb fouta which offers a honeycomb appearance and a very pleasant touch. The herringbone and diamond weaving (also called rhombus), more complex to achieve, give great elegance to foutas. Finally, Jacquard weaving allows for more complex patterns on the foutas.

An artisanal weaving from edge to edge

Made primarily from cotton threads, the fouta is woven using looms with multiple weaving programs. These machines, often capricious, require the supervision and regular intervention of weavers who have learned to tame them over time. If industrial foutas do not have woven edges (curling when drying), artisanal foutas are woven from edge to edge which offers a much more aesthetic appearance and increases the durability of the fouta.

Cutting and finishing

Next comes the cutting step. Every 2 meters, the standard size of a fouta, is woven a white band about twenty centimeters which serves as a limit between two foutas and as a benchmark for the cut. Once the cuts are made, it's time for the finishing touches. We check that the fabric is not frayed in places and cut any small threads that protrude if necessary for an impeccable finish. The process is the same for XXL foutas but this time it is 3 meters long fabrics that are cut.

The realization of the fringes

To make the fringes at the two ends of the fouta, no need for machines; this step is done by hand. The craftswomen rub the white threads of the ends between their hands so as to create several small mats that they will tie at the end of the fouta to provide that aesthetic touch, recognizable among many others.


Finally, the time has come for the foutas maker to affix his signature, his trademark, for example in the form of a sewn or embroidered logo. At By Foutas, you too can personalize your fouta by choosing a font and a message to embroider. Want to personalize your fouta?

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