About Turkish Towels
What is it about Turkish Towels that makes them so special?
There's so much to adore about Turkish Towels. Once converted, you'll want to share their fabulousness with everyone you love. Here are a few reasons you'll adore them.
Soft & Absorbent
Authentic Turkish Towels are made with 100% Turkish cotton, a premium cotton that has strong, extra long fibres. Using longer fibre cotton means fewer joins, which results in stronger and smoother cotton threads. Towels made with authentic Turkish cotton will become even softer, fluffier, and more absorbent with successive washings.
Turkish Towels are very thin, so they air dry very fast. This makes them perfect for a day at the beach, where you can dry them out in between swims, or to use in the bathroom, or when travelling or camping. Because they dry so fast, they don’t get that stinky damp-towel smell that terry-towels can infuse into your bathroom (especially during the colder months of the year).
Turkish Towels typically weight around a third of a standard terry towel in the same size, whilst still retaining a high absorption capacity. Our Turkish Towels are very lightweight, ranging from 250 grams to around 450 grams per towel. Not only are they light enough to carry around all day, but they are perfect for travelling, when every gram of weight counts!
Turkish Towels roll up incredible small, and are not bulky, so they take up much less room in your cupboards than terry-towels do. They also fit neatly into handbags, backpacks, overnight bags, bike panniers and picnic baskets, so you can keep them with you in case of impromptu swims, picnics, or whenever the weather calls you to stretch out on the grass or sand!
Western-style terry towels have pretty much one use - as a bath or beach towel. Due to the lightweight nature, soft fibres and beautiful designs of turkish towels, they can be put to all kind of use. People typically use Turkish Towels as beach towels, bath towels, travel towels, scarves, tablecloths, picnic rugs, blankets, throw rugs, and any number of other uses. We like to take ours travelling, where they double as towels and blankets, roll up as in-flight pillows, and get used as scarves, shawls and sarongs, depending on the weather!
Authentic Turkish Towels are woven in Turkey using traditional methods, in small ateliers and family homes. Traditional weaving skills and patterns are passed down from generation to generation.
Because Turkish Towel fibres are thin, and the traditional weave is flat, more intricate designs are possible in Turkish Towels than terry towels. This is how gorgeous striped and woven patterns are able to be achieved which, when embellished with hand-rolled tassels, means that Turkish Towels are not just handy and practical, but are an item of simple, stylish beauty too. Let’s all surround ourselves with loveliness in everyday life!