Japanese designer Yumiko Sekine uses raw linen from Lithuania to create the Fog Linen Waffle Towels (2002), which get softer with age and become even more absorbent with each washing. To create this product, Sekine brought an example of a waffle towel in cotton to her sewers in Lithuania. Through various experiments, they were able to successfully create the waffle texture Sekine desired in linen. With neatly squared corners and basic, functional shapes, there¹s an honest simplicity to Sekine's work, which is also reflected in how the Fog Linen Collection began. When Sekine had her first small apartment, she decided to make herself a few things, like an apron and a cover for her teapot. When she moved to a larger apartment, she needed a few more things, like a kitchen cloth and pot holder. Basically, every time Sekine moved to a larger space, her Fog Linen Collection grew, adapting to fit her household needs.