Discover By Foutas through the history of fouta
The history of fouta has been written over time in different countries of the Mediterranean basin around different trades and many uses. This timeless object has become, despite the years, an essential present in all homes, spas and hotels. Origin, manufacturing process, types of weaving, uses, customization ... we tell you all about fouta, more trendy than ever!
La fouta, a traditional hammam bath towel
Formerly used in India to designate a piece of fabric, the fouta was better known for its use in Tunisian hammams but also Turkish baths! Men and women used it as a bath towel to cover their body when leaving the baths and to go to the hammams. Today, thanks to its lightness, its aesthetics and its many other advantages, its use has spread widely in Europe and throughout the world ... To find out more, see our article dedicated to the origins of fouta .
How are foutas made?
The manufacture of foutas is very old and is perpetuated thanks to an ancestral and local know-how that is mainly found in Tunisia. They are made using a traditional loom that requires human and skilled intervention. Woven from cotton threads, the foutas are completed with elegant hand-crafted fringes. Available in different colors, they change in feel and thickness depending on the type of weaving used.
The different types of weaving of a fouta
There are several types of weaving to make a fouta and it is common to find very often flat weaving, honeycomb weaving, herringbone weaving and diamond weaving (also called rhombus). At By Foutas, there are also original variations such as the Lurex foutas, with a shiny gold or silver band, and the Sandy foutas, with a wide ecru band reminiscent of the color of the sand. In order to enlarge the collection and offer a wider range we have also selected peshtemals, the name given to Turkish foutas such as the Stone Washed (stone washed for more softness) and Sofa models.
Foutas in recycled cotton?
Most foutas are traditionally made of cotton but there are also some in linen or with a terry face. Did you know that By Foutas used recycled cotton to make your foutas? And yes, as part of an upycling process, we use yarn from the recycling of surplus clothing from international ready-to-wear brands. Recycled cotton, of course, but not only! At By Foutas, we are concerned about the environment and therefore favor low-impact modes of transport and recyclable or biodegradable packaging.
Many reasons to fall for the fouta
Lightness, resistance, finesse, aesthetics, quick drying, ease of transport, comfort, the uses are almost endless and there is no lack of reasons to fall for a fouta! A true ode to relaxation and endowed with ancestral know-how, the fouta has become a must indoors and outdoors, summer and winter. So if you haven't yet opted for a fouta, now is the time to treat yourself!
Outside:take your fouta with you everywhere!
No wonder the fouta is gradually replacing the classic bath towel. Lightweight and nomadic, it fits just as well in a beach bag as in a suitcase or a backpack. No more big towels that take up half of our suitcases thanks to the thin thickness of the foutas! Colorful, it can be used as a beach towel, in spas, as a pareo or at the edge of a swimming pool. Practical and functional, turn your fouta into a picnic tablecloth or a changing towel for baby. Wherever you are, take your fouta with you! The must ? The XXL fouta to be able to enjoy convivial moments together at the beach or in the park as a picnic tablecloth.
How to invite fouta into our interiors?
If the fouta is more and more widespread on beaches, in hotel complexes or spas, it is gradually inviting itself into our interiors by blending wonderfully into the different styles of decoration. No wonder when we see its many variations, colors and possible uses! Whether you have a bohemian-style interior, with a Scandinavian decor, an industrial loft style or rather a seaside atmosphere, the fouta blends perfectly into the decor while enhancing a room in the blink of an eye with a little touch. At the end of the sofa, as a bed thrown, in bath linen or as a plaid, dress your interior with one or more foutas. Colorful shades, pastel colors, timeless tones… don't hesitate to vary the colors to make your interior a real space full of life!
Personalization to have fun and offer
Have you thought about personalizing your fouta? And yes, at By Foutas, we like to please you and your loved ones. Indeed, the fouta is an excellent gift to offer to those around you or to offer yourself and all the more so because you can personalize it! Professional events, baptisms, birthdays, guest or corporate gifts… any occasion is good to offer a personalized fouta to a loved one, a colleague or a client. Opt for the personalization of your foutas by choosing the model to personalize, a font and a text to embroider.
By Foutas, much more than a simple fouta!
Beyond the manufacture of foutas, By Foutas immerses you in a real universe of ancestral values and know-how. Behind By Foutas, there are men and women with real skills, working every day to make magnificent foutas. By Foutas is also a human-sized structure, close to its community and adapting daily to needs and new, constantly evolving uses. We also make sure to offer a wide choice of colors, patterns and weaves so that everyone can find the fouta of their dreams! Flat weaving, Honeycomb, Chevrons, Sandblasted, Lurex, Sofa ... what if you took a look at our different collections of foutas?