• Do you purple?

    The previous few years have included Greenery, Rose Quartz/Serenity and Marsala, and for the first time since 2014 (and only the second time in it’s 18 years) this year the Pantone Color of 2018 is a purple. Known as 18-3838 aka Ultra Violet, the Pantone Color of Year is a “what’s trending” in colours for this year. Fashion, home decor and of course accessories… you name it and you will be seeing it in purple.

    Currently we’re SOLD OUT of out of ALL our purple Turkish Murkish towels and throws, and with the release of the beautiful purple Pantone Color of the Year, maybe we will be seeing a big demand for purple towels and throws even more this year?

    Image source: Pantone

  • Flash Back to Fiji

    Couple of weeks ago we reminisced about our first ever photo shoot for Turkish Murkish taken in our hometown of Cronulla. Today it’s all about Fiji… where the gorgeous girls from When Words Fail took some amazing shots around Fiji with some of our towels.

    How stunning does the water look!

    Pictured: Balmain, Bundeena, Bondi, Super Soft

  • Corporate Branded Products – RUSSH Magazine


    We have been working on some VERY exciting custom branded Turkish Murkish towels for some corporate clients lately and can’t wait to show them off very soon. In the meantime, a flashback to our first project commissioned by RUSSH Magazine as a subscriber gift.

    Screen printing RUSSH’s black bold logo onto one of our matching monochrome towel designs, these Turkish Murkish towels were a great practical gift for their new subscribers to the magazine as well as being an eye-catching promotional opportunity at the beach or pool for the brand.

    Our corporate branded Turkish Murkish towels can be either screen printed or embroidered with your logo in small minimum quantities. Email info@turkishmurkish.com or call Chee on 0424 761 371 to have a chat about our corporate branded towels.

  • Flash Back Friday – Looking back at our FIRST photo shoot

    This week while we sat down to go through our latest photo shoot from beautiful Fiji taken with the beautiful girls from When Words Fail, we looked back at our very first Turkish Murkish photo shoot with Danielle and Nicole, taken in our beautiful hometown of Cronulla back in the Turkish Murkish early days.

    Keep an eye out on our social media while we share the stunning photos from Fiji in the next few weeks. We know where we would rather be now that Summer in Australia is done…

  • Turkish Murkish on Studio 10 on Channel 10

    Turkish Murkish featured on the Channel 10 TV show, Studio 10 in April 2016.

  • “Turkish – A Different Kind of Towel”, Beauty Expert Article (March 29, 2016)


    Is this a towel?
    Will it dry me?
    Why is it so stiff?
    Why is it a different towel?

    Answering these questions has taught me a lot about people, my own culture and mostly what really makes me happy along the way. I never thought in a million years that I would pack in my corporate job to pursue my passion of selling the humble Turkish towel.

    So a little about me, my family were one of the first legal Turkish migrants to arrive in Australia in 1967. I was two years old. My mum, who did not have a degree, instilled the importance of education in us from an early age. She would say “Education is your key to freedom”. She would sacrifice so much so we all got our degrees. Everything I am today, is because of her. So mum, when you read this know that I have been listening to you even when you thought I wasn’t. I am proud to say, you were always right and I can only hope I have instilled the same values in my own daughter.

    We left Australia in the 1979 and was literally thrown into a country where we had to learn a new language and a new culture. Looking back now I realise this journey was part of bringing me back to my roots in my late 40’s.

    Fast forward to 2013, I am sitting at a yacht club at Rushcutters Bay for our yearly planning session with PayPal Australia. This time was different though, I was actually inspired by the pair of motivational speakers, Jones and Casey, two boys who dared to cross Antarctica and row to New Zealand. Whilst I was listening I was so inspired that at that table I doodled my business name and knew I would be importing Turkish Towels. My husband, Peter had been urging me to import Turkish Towels since I introduced them to him in Turkey the year before. He too said, “Is this a towel”? I never thought any one would buy them until one day one of the marketing managers at PayPal asked me to help her choose a couple of towels off a website. I was thinking then maybe I should be importing these?

    By the time I left the planning session I had so much energy and motivation I couldn’t wait to get started. Within 6 months I was selling at my first market at Cronulla and had my first trade show the following year. I realised I loved educating people about the multitude uses of the humble pestemal and why Turkish cotton was suited for this purpose and the eco friendliness of replacing all your towels with these. It was at this point I realised I wanted to do this full time. My heart was singing again, I had found my mojo. After months of towing and froing with leaving my big pay check to focus on Turkish Murkish the magic happened. I was made redundant! Woo hoo!! I knew it was the universe confirming I was on track.

    To answer all the questions I get daily here is why Turkish Murkish is the perfect towel.

    They weigh about a third as much as a normal bath-towel.

    They don’t pick up and retain sand like a beach towel and they don’t take forever to dry. As a towel for the beach, bath or gym they are the best in class.

    Because they are light-weight and conveniently sized, you can use them for almost anything. The Turks do. As a mat for yoga, as a blanket for a picnic or a bunny rug for baby. And we’re hardly started. Travelling and its cold? Use one as shawl. Try that with a towel and see what happens to your cosmopolitan chic index!

    Turkish towels are made from Turkish cotton. It is light and absorbent and it dries even faster than Egyptian cotton. But the downside, until now, has been that Turkish cotton can be a bit stiff to start with due to the cotton being raw and untreated. When you get out of your shower, and reach for your Turkish towel you want it to be soft and fluffy.

    Until now you had to wash a Turkish towel about half a dozen times to get the perfect cuddly feel. Sure, you became close to your washing machine but as a relationship it was never going anywhere. So we are particularly happy to announce the introduction of our signature collection – SUPERSOFT.

    The name says it all. It is superbly soft. It only takes one wash to break it in and you’re ready to roll. It relies on a looser weaving technique and pre washing. It does not rely on chemical additives.

    Just go to www.turkishmurkish.com and check out our range.

    For those who are thinking of pursuing their passion. Do it. Don’t delay and make excuses. It won’t be easy and smooth sailing but guess what there is nothing wrong with doing something that you look forward to every day that makes your heart sing. For me it was the humble Turkish Towel.

    Originally posted at Natural Beauty Expert

  • A centuries old tradition become fashion with a new twist

    The Pestemal Revolution

    Welcome to my first entry on our Blog. It gives me such pleasure sharing this wonderful traditional towel with you and I hope it brings you delight and joy as much as it has for us.

    Once you try our signature towels you may never go back to an ordinary terrycloth towel. Trust me, you will be hooked!

    We love them so much, due to their extraordinary lightness and myriad of uses. To just name a few….

    I use them as table cloths on my balcony and as a picnic rug at the park. I continue to get compliments and it just excites me to know people love these.

    My friend uses it on her couch and her car for her pet dog! She loves that she can just pop into the washer and it dries very quickly.I have to admit my 2 cats have their own pestemals as well! Yes, they are very spoiled.

    I look forward to hearing your ideas and clever ways in which you use your pestemal.

    I hope to continue to delight your senses as we expand our range. Please feel free to drop me line.

  • Turkish Murkish Collection Summer 2015 Campaign – Behind the Scenes Video

    My gorgeous models “When Words Fail” Danielle and Nicole Benton. I adore them so much I named a beach blanket in their honour “The Benton Blanket”.

    Justin Rolly – best photographer ever! Thank you to all the team that made this campaign happen.