I wonder why we don’t spend time and effort researching about bath towels. Why do people put little thought in which type of towel they buy?
Until they’ve owned a Turkish towel, our customers have always believed that even the best towels become stiff and scratchy over time – a bit like rubbing an old bark! They do not know, however, that this is because of the quality of the cotton used and the type of weave used.
Despite being an indispensable part of our daily life, bath towels are truly underappreciated. We don’t spend adequate time or energy choosing the right kind of towels. If you’re planning to buy one, here are a few things to remember.
Turkish towels or peshtamals were commonly used in Turkey at bathhouses more than 500 years ago. Today, it’s not just the Turks, but people across the world love them! Unlike terry-cloth towels, these are hand-woven using longer staple fibres.
There’s no doubt about the fact that our Turkish towels last for a very ....very long time. They also get softer and more absorbent over time, so don’t hesitate to use them every day!
Peshtemals or Turkish towels have always been a favourite because they’re not only super absorbent but also lightweight and versatile. You can wrap them around your waist like a sarong, or use them as a bath towel after a shower.
Turkish Towels (also called the Peshtemal) were originally used in Anatolia, Turkey where the fabric was used to cover the body in the traditional bath called hammam. With time, they evolved out of their drab image as a simple bath accessory and became an essential part of the social lives of people in Turkey – thanks to the Ottoman clan of weavers.