Clean Skin Deserves a Clean Towel

Did you know, bath towels are a breeding ground for bacteria? These bacteria can even survive through a regular washing. Yikes!

Research suggests that nearly 90% of bath towels are contaminated with potentially harmful (and smelly) bacteria. Double yikes!

Not only are Kanso towels designed with a quick-drying waffle weave, they are treated with Polygeiene™ silver ion, an antimicrobial technology that uses natural silver to inhibit the growth of bacteria. This means our towels will stay fresh and last longer. 

I think we can agree that it’s time for an upgrade!

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Kanso + Polygiene™ Silver Ion

Our towels, treated with Polygiene™ Silver Ion technology, offer anti-microbial and self-cleaning properties meaning they stay fresh, longer. Say goodbye to musty, smelly towels and enjoy odor-free, clean towels every day!

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Thousands of happy customers!

I got my towels and love using them. They do snag on jewellery so I have to be a little more careful. But they dry quickly, look great and are soft. Thanks!

Ping Ong-C.


"Got my towel and I wish that I have bought 2. Its nice and quick drying just as promised. Thanks a lot"

Isaiah S.

Lubbock, TX

"Love the towels, super absorbent super soft. Thanks Chris"


Sioux City, IA

"Really loving my Kanso towels and hope that you’ll continue to manufacture them. Stay safe and well!"

Dawn F.

Malvern, PA

"I use the towels daily and like them a lot."

Nick Hendriksen

Ann Arbor, MI

I got my towels here in Norway. All of them was there and I'm very happy with them.

Teh Norse

Oslo, NO

"Quality is as described, no complaints"

Kendrick T.

Valenzuela, PH

"they are great, I love them."

Keith H

Philadelphia, PA

"After one week of use - I can report that we like the towels. I was skeptical when I took them out of the packaging because they are pretty thin - but they dry you off well and one week in they still smell fresh. They look good and work as promised. I’m glad I have them."

Michael C

Mesa, AZ

"washed them at 60° celcius, and they are as soft as new :)"


Ogden, UT

"I received my towel. Looks good, feels soft and I'm looking forward to use it."

Michael K

Salzburg, AT

"I had a shower with my KANSO TOWEL and I'm happy to say it's nice!"

Jorah K

Beijing, CN

"I received my towels yesterday, washed them, and tried one of them this morning. They are amazing, very soft and beautiful. I wish I had ordered more."

Emily O

Tyler, TX

"No odor from them yet, despite using them daily. I’ll have to wash them eventually, just not sure when. Love the towels so far! They don’t dry as quickly as I was expecting them to though."

Philip K

Riverside, CA

"Absolutely love them!!! Washed them. They super soft : )"

Kristina B

Bellevue, WA

"Wife likes them. Initially washed them with the delicate cycle and low tumble dry. Really soft."

Timothy F

Phoenix, AZ

"I love these towels."

Francisco P

Antofagasta, CL

"These towels are down right amazing. I’m a towel person, and these are it. The best towels I’ve used so far in my life."

Nikee M

Corvallis, OR


Frequently Asked Questions

Our initial goal at Kanso was to make the best and most practical towel. Our unique design originated over 100 years ago in Himeji Japan. The waffle weave texture allows for a fast drying, highly-absorbent, and lightweight towel. 

We want to ensure that our product is as soft as it is functional, therefore Kanso towels are made with bamboo fibers which provide and extra measure of softness.

In addition, our towels are treated with Polygeiene™ silver ion, an antibacterial technology that inhibits the growth of bacteria. This ensures that our towels stay fresh and last longer. 

The waffle weave design paired with the bamboo fabric and the silver ion treatment makes the Kanso towel the most environmentally conscious and sanitary home necessity.

All Kanso products are made with Polygiene StayFresh™ silver ion technology which is an industry-leading antibacterial technology inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria, so garments need less washing, saving water, energy and wear and tear.

Loomed from bamboo fiber and the world's softest cotton, our lightweight waffle woven towels featuring Polygiene Stay Fresh technology, are self-cleaning, fast drying and anti-microbial. This means you can dry off with a fresh, odor-free towel every time. 

We offer four different sizes of towels.

Bath Sheet - 36" x 70"

Bath Towel - 31" x 57"

Hand Towel - 14" x 33"

Face Towel - 14" x 14"

For more detailed information you can refer to our Size Guide.

We recommend the following steps:

  • Wash in cold water on gentle cycle. Tumble dry low.
  • Do not pull snags or loose threads — just snip any long strands with scissors
  • Do not use fabric softeners, dryer sheets, harsh liquid or powdered detergents.
  • Don't wash with clothing – zippers, hooks, etc. cause abrasion.
  • Wash similar items together – same color and fabric.

Bluesign Approved and Oeko-Tex Tested and Certified - This means our towels meet rigorous independent environmental and product life cycle standards. 

Kanso is a Japanese design principle meaning 

simplicity or elimination of clutter; things are expressed in a plain, simple, natural manner

and reflects our dedication to providing high quality, essentioal and functional products you’ll love.