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Round beach towels originated decades ago in Southern California. Our mission is to inspire the outdoor lifestyle. Slippa has created a new medium for art by using round towels as a blank canvas.

Slippa (verb) - To escape.

Following our belief in living as a minimalist, we truly want to escape the corporate grind and the mass media. Instead of having to live in this outlined life of compulsory consumption, we prefer to simplify our belongings and enjoy the simpler things.

 

 

The story of the round beach towel all starts in Los Angeles, CA. More than three decades ago, a man by the name of Clemens teamed up with upcoming actor Woody Harrelson and screenwriter Bobby Farrelly to sell the first round beach towel. Although the round towel was born in California, there is a huge misconception that the idea came from Australia. During an event in LA, we were fortunate enough to learn of the true story behind the round beach towel, and we decided to bring it back home to California. SLIPPA is an authentic brand, the co-founders Jeff & Eric live a true beach lifestyle. They spend most of their days in the water. Whether it is surfing a local reef, or free diving for lobsters, this brand emerged from true outdoor living. SLIPPA is meant to inspire others to leave their 9-5 life, and never look back. 

SLIPPA towels are designed in San Diego, CA. Our collection utilizes a special blend of fabric that is extremely soft and absorbent, it is a mixture of velour and terry loop cotton. Most beach towels utilize standard 300 GSM cotton, we wanted to improve on the softness so we decided to use 400 GSM cotton. In addition, the round beach towel make a great canvas to display design work. Instead of just making really basic prints, we decided to reach out to our artist network. The artists are from all over the world, making each design unique to different locations around the globe. The colors were carefully curated to be more vibrant and fun than other towels. We are beginning to utilize various dyes that are derived from algae to use to print on the towels as well. In order to be sustainable, we wanted to make sure the most chemically harmful process was the most sustainable for our collection. SLIPPA is proud to be using sustainably sourced cotton. Oekotek is the standard cotton we use, which does increase the price of our product however vital to a eco friendly future. In addition, our towel carriers are made from re-purposed leather salvaged from old airplanes in the San Diego International Airport. The straps themselves are hand crafted here in California by a local artisan. We are launching new accessories and products this upcoming Fall/Winter. 

 The towels are great for many different uses. So really it is not only a beach towel, but also great for home decor, bath towel, picnic, throw blanket, table cover, rug, and much more! So toss one on your couch, coffee table, and when your ready to hit the beach grab it before you leave! We first started with two designs, and after learning about all of the different uses, we decided to launch ten more! If you are interested in ordering towels as gifts, please go to our contact page. The towels make amazing gifts, they are so unique and fun that our busiest season is the holidays! We even do corporate gifting and gifts for weddings. Recently we have been supplying a lot of towels to destination weddings, so if your getting married at the beach you will want to bring some of our round towels for sure! The towel is a perfect fit for two people as well! So if your headed to the beach or the park, you can share it with someone!

 

Round Beach Towel

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