As a mum of three energetic boys I have always loved the ease that comes with poncho towels for kids. You know…..shower them off, chuck a towel over their head, pop them into the car and voila! Dry, warm and no towels falling off, hallelujah baby, job done!
I struggled though, to find a stylish poncho towel that catered for a broad age range. All the poncho towels I came across were mass produced showcasing a brightly coloured crab, pirate or Lightning McQueen. Through my frustration I found that all of a sudden I had a sourcing, researching, sampling obsession. From there I fell in love with Turkish Cotton and that’s how Chasing Sundays was born.
Kids Ponchos – The beginning of our collection
The product that kick started our brand, the Kids Turkish Poncho Towel, is designed to be simplistic and stylish. It caters to a broad age range and is generously sized so your little people will adore them for many summers.
It is really important to me that the Chasing Sundays footprint is kept as small as possible and that kids that use our products are not exposed to any nasties (that goes for you big kids too!). Our Luxe Stonewashed Ponchos are traditionally loomed by hand in Turkey, using locally grown 100% natural Turkish Cotton and raw dyes. They are Oeko – Tex Standard 100 certified, meaning our ponchos surpass the highest criteria of testing for harmful chemicals and synthetics.
Each piece is beautifully hand finished by the skilled artisans with every tassel being twisted and tied by hand. Thanks to the benefits of Turkish Cotton, our Ponchos are lightweight, quick to dry, absorbent, compact and soft.
Free and wild child
I have been lucky enough to collaborate with Karianne Peterson a few times now. Karianne supports small business and showcases ethically made and often organically sourced children’s fashion labels from around the world on her blog, Free and Wild Child.
Kari captures the adventures of her seriously stunning beach dazing, surf, skate, BMX and nature loving children so raw and beautifully.
Here are a few words Kari shared on her latest blog post featuring our Luxe Stonewashed Ponchos.
‘Every little beach kid out there should have a poncho of some sort: so easy to change under, so comfy to lay on, so handy to wrap yourself into. The hoodie is big and lush and the woven luxe fabric is SO good and so quick drying! Win! My little ones can be in the ocean water for hours and hours on end, and generally it is really windy and chilly by the time we are heading home: which is when these ponchos come in so handy: They wont fall off, like a towel would, and they keep them nice and warm. Everywhere we go people comment on our towel game!’
‘I hope you will fall in love with these amazing towels yourself, if you haven’t gone all in on the Turkish towels yet, I can highly recommend it: Ours have been washed a million times, and they are still, as good as new!’ Kari wrote.
I feel honored that Kari has believed in our brand & adored our products right from the beginning of our journey.
You can view Kari’s complete blog post and full shoot of her dreamy pictures here http://www.freeandwildchild.com/2018/02/chasing-sundays-luxe-turkish-towels-and.html
Our Poncho towel is not fast fashion, they are an artisan made textile. Slowly made and hand finished. Turkish towels have been used for 100s of years, dating back to the 17th century when they were invented in Bursa, Turkey.
By purchasing our towels you’re supporting a community, an ancient craft and a sustainable product.
Make the switch
Poncho towels will bring ease to your days spent waterside, whether it be by the sea, pool or if you’re soaking up a beautiful freshwater swimming spot. Switching to Turkish Cotton will take the bulk out of your beach bag due to the slimline compact material. They dry quickly and you can say goodbye to excess sand, because these beauties are sand repellent! No more heavy, drenched, sand smothered towels.
Children love to dry off and play in the soft and lightweight textile. With the added bonus for us parents knowing they are 100% free from harmful chemicals, important to consider when it comes to products so closely in contact with their skin.
Have your child stand out from the crowd in one of our 100% Turkish Cotton Poncho Towels or give the ultimate gift to any sun loving child.
Shop our entire collection of Turkish Towels here
Until next time,