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Turkish Cotton: What is all the fuss about?

By June 26, 2018Blog

Heard about Turkish towels but still wondering what exactly is Turkish cotton and why is it so good?

What is it?

Turkish cotton is premium cotton grown in three main areas in Turkey: the Aegean region, the Çukurova region, and the Southeastern Anatolia region. Turkish Cotton has extra-long fibres. By using cotton with longer fibres means there are fewer joins, producing stronger and smoother cotton threads. Because of this unique material, it makes for an ideal towel. Towels made from Turkish cotton are known to become even softer, fluffier, and more absorbent with successive washing & use.

A piece of history

Turkish towels can also be called foutas, peshtemals, and hammams, and were invented in the 17th century in Bursa, Turkey.
Originally used in Turkish baths,they were designed to help individual bathers maintain their privacy and also used to indicate which region people were from, as well as being part of a deep cultural tradition.

Today’s trend

Today this lightweight textile is trending and used wildly around the world due to its functionality and style – they are super absorbent, soft, durable and long lasting.  Turkish towels are extremely versatile and will easily become more than a part of your beach day or bathroom routine. They will become apart of your home, and apart of your daily life.

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BEACH

FAMILY

BATH

HOME

TRAVEL

FITNESS

Turkish towels have been used for 100s of years and made popular thanks to their many benefits

COMPACT

LIGHTWEIGHT

QUICKDRY

ABSORBENT

ECO FRIENDLY

VERSATILE

Our Collection

Our collection of Turkish Towels are made traditionally on looms in Denizli, Turkey.
Slowly made using locally grown 100% natural Turkish cotton and certified raw dyes, every product is finished with each tassel being twisted & tied by hand.  Delivered to you pre washed, ready for use.

All of our Turkish towels, including our Turkish throws and Bags areOeko – Tex Standard 100 certified. Meaning our products surpass the highest criteria of testing for harmful chemicals and synthetics.

Turkish towels are not fast fashion, they are an artisan made textile. By purchasing one of our Turkish towels, you’re supporting a community, an ancient craft and a sustainable product.

Our designs are classic and timeless, never in your face.  That way you can be sure that your towel remains as stylish in years to come as it is the day you purchase it.

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