When casting your eye over an Australian bathroom, powder room or ensuite featured on est, chances are you’ll find a Loom Towel. An alignment between Australia’s most notable designers and Loom Towels has naturally evolved since the brand’s inception eight years ago, out of founder Mikala James’ appreciation for bespoke, quality craftsmanship.
Mikala’s artistic vision has merged traditional Turkish looping techniques, with sustainability, natural, organic certified materials and quality textile design. The limited edition towels and throws are made using treasured old-style shuttle looms passed down from generation to generation and apply traditional methods such as hand-tied fringing and tassels. The contemporary textiles sustain generations of weaving culture in Southern Turkey, while offering a chance to cherish an artisanal craft in the Australian home.
We caught up with Mikala to learn how she came to founding Loom Towels and supporting an age-old craft, where she sources inspiration and the launch of her first store in Armadale, Melbourne.