Why are Turkish Towels so stiff?
- The cotton that is used when looming is not treated with chemicals to make them softer and absorbent. The cotton is loomed raw.
- To “break” the towel in and to make them ready for use, we recommend washing your towel twice in the washing machine or hand wash and then line dry before use.
How does Turkish cotton compare to Egyptian cotton?
- Turkish cotton is premium cotton that has shorter fibres compared to Egyptian cotton.
- Egyptian cotton has extra long, dense fine fibres making it an incredibly absorbent product, best suited to linens, apparel and bedding in which it draws moisture away from the body.
- But super absorbency isn’t a good idea when in towels, especially if you live in a humid climate. Towels made from Egyptian cotton have a tendency to stay wet longer, which tends to make them develop mildew or a musty smell if not washed right away.
- Turkish cotton works best in a variety of towels because they dry faster than Egyptian cottons.
- Turkish cotton provides the perfect balance between absorbency and softness which makes it ideal for towels. When used in towels Turkish cotton provides maximum absorbency and efficient drying.
Is it a towel?
Yes! It’s a towel. Turkish towels have been used for centuries in Turkish baths. You can use Turkish towels at the beach, bath, for travel, gym, sauna. It can be also used as a baby blanket, throw, shawl, scarf, picnic blanket, table cloth, table or bed runner and more….the possibilities are endless
Will it dry me?
- Yes, it will. Turkish Cotton provides the perfect balance between absorbency and softness which makes it ideal for towels. When used in towels, Turkish cotton provides maximum absorbency and efficient drying.
- Towels made from Egyptian cotton have a tendency to stay wet longer, which tends to make them develop mildew or a musty smell if not washed right away.
What is the best way to care for my Turkish Bath Towel?
Wash your towel before use! To ensure your towel’s longevity, and to keep it looking a million bucks, we recommend following these simple yet effective care tips.
Washing, Absorbency and Pulled Threads
Which is better? Machine woven or Hand loomed?
- It is all matter of preference, budget and choice.
- Machine woven towels are hardier to take care of then a hand loomed one.
- As machine woven ones can take a “beating” whereas with hand loomed you need to take a little extra care depending on the type of weave and material used.
- Loose weave ones are perfect as throws, scarves or baby blankets.