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What are Turkish towels?

Turkish towels are sometimes called Peshtemal, Hammam, or Fouta. They originated in Turkey and were a tradition when having a "Turkish" bath. These towels are made from high quality cotton and weaved on tradition looms, using various colours and thickness. Due to the fine weave they are made to be thin and lightweight however, highly absorbent wicking water away from the body. This also means they dry super fast.

Why buy a Turkish towel?

I can't believe this is a legit question.....Where do I start? They are light, compact and pack up small, but these are only a few of the reasons why you need to purchase a Turkish Towel. They are great for travelling or keeping in the gym bag because they aren't as bulky as a tradition beach or bathroom towel. They dry really fast, so you have a dry towel all the time for convenience. So long wet and musty towels! These are only just a few of the many reasons why you would purchase a Turkish towel. Check out our blog post for some more great ideas!

What do you do with a Turkish towel?

Gym towel, beach towel, sarong, travel towel, the list and uses are endless. Why not roll it up and use as a pillow? You'll find heaps of uses for your new Turkish towel. We use it as a scarf in the Australian winter. Check out our Instagram for some inspo.

How do I care for my towel?

As you can imagine, it gets lonely in the cupboard so we recommend taking your towel to the beach often. If you keep your towel clean at all possible times, you don't need to wash them as much and can roll them up ready for next use. Try and limit the amount of washing as it can turn the tassels into threads. It's best to tighten them before throwing them in the wash. If this does happen, you can simply twist and re-knot them. It’s pretty hard to beat them and you'll have it for a long time.

When washing, please wash with detergent on low spin. You can add vinegar to the wash cycle for extra softness.

Can i tumble dry my towel?

Turkish towels can go in the dryer however, make sure to use a low heat as to much heat can impact the cotton thread and damage Turkish cotton. To much heat does cause them to get less dry and soft. P.S don't forget to tighten the tassel.

Does the colour run in my new Turkish towel?

No, the colour wont run on your new Turkish Towel, it can fade from long periods of sun use however that will take a lifetime of beach vibes. 

Why Turkish cotton?

Turkish cotton is ideal for towels, especially when it’s been grown in the Aegean region in Turkey, it’s also some of the finest natural cotton around. Not only is it hardier and tough, it’s also super soft on the skin & will get softer and more absorbent with each wash cycle. It will also stay fresh if its damp when packing away, not like a normal towel that stays damp. Our towels come pre-washed, so they are already naturally soft straight out of the bag.

Are Turkish towels absorbent?

Glad you asked, yes super absorbent. We recommend you wash your new Turkish Towel a few times to get its best performance. The reason for this is it makes the cotton super soft and therefore becomes more absorbent. You might be used to the big bulky towel your currently using, so don't stress, you'll need a few beach runs to get used to it.

How long will a Turkish towel last?

It all comes down to how much you love your towel, treat it right it and it will love you for ever! We also use the highest-grade materials to ensure you get the most out of your Turkish Towel, so look, you’ll be in love for ever.

We had our towels tested and they passed with flying colours, so head over to our product testing page for all the results.

Will my towel shrink?

No, they won’t shrink. Our towels are designed and pre-washed to ensure this doesn't happen. Don't worry, you won’t lose it in the washing machine either.

Where are Turkish towel co’s products made?

All our products are made from the original source Turkey. We have been sourcing the finest materials for a few years now and we are always assessing the quality we receive and making sure all our products withhold our standard. Turkey for the win!

Turkish towel co pricing?

We run an "Everyday Low Pricing" model, we aren't in the game of having a sale everyday or marking things up only to mark them down. That's why we offer the best price all day and the service to back it up. We don't run a price match policy nor do we promote  because we are the cheapest. We have the best quality product and the best possible price we can offer to you the consumer. Our only policy is "If you don't love it, you can keep it for free*" we stand by our products 100%.

What size are your Turkish towels?

So glad you asked about the size! Our towels are 180cm in length and 100cm in width. This means you have most of your body lying on a towel. Nothing worse than having your legs hanging off the end of the towel, that's why we have the size that works!  How's that for size!!!

Do you have stores?

Turkish Towel Co is 100% online only, this means we can pass our savings onto you our friends. to offer the best quality products, at the best quality price. We do have plans to take over the world one day, so you never know! Just because we don't have a store doesn't mean you can’t speak to anyone, simply use our live chat or email 24/7 & will be in touch, like you and your towel, we are real.

What sizes do you have?

Most of our towels are 180cm x 100cm. This can increase or decrease depending on the style of towel you choose to purchase. Simply check the product description to make sure of the correct size. As a standard 180cm x 100cm is the perfect fit. Our throw rugs for example are larger so it does depend on the style.

Are they eco friendly?

Yes, everything we do in our business we try and be as ecofriendly as possible, right down to the paper we print on. We also don’t use any tags on our products or packaging, just because we love trees not paper.

What Kind of Packaging do you have?

We like to keep the cost of our Turkish Towels down for you, so we don't use any packaging. Quite literally its your towel in a Australia Post Satchel. We know your going to be heading straight to the beach with it anyway so don't want to waste your time with extra tags and unnecessary plastic.

We know you'll love your towel and want to tell everyone about it and it'll probably be your go to gift for years. So if your wanting to send a towel as a gift just shoot us an email and we can see what we can do.

Do you use Oeko- Tex products?

Yes all our cotton's are Oeko-Tex certified and we pride ourself on using the best materials available on market. Oeko-Tex is a worldwide consistent testing and certification system for textile products.

What other uses can I do with my towel?

There are literally endless uses for a Turkish towel. Gym, shower, beach, yoga, bath, Pilates, sarong, scarf, blanket on the plane, pillow or laundry bag. Why not even use it as a picnic blanket?

How quick is your shipping?

Super-fast! We use the Australia Post network for all our orders. We are confident you'll have your towel in no time. We aim for two or 3 days in your hand however, sometimes this is out of our control. Australia Post has never let us down, you’ll see your parcel leave from the Sunshine Coast beaches all the way to your door. We also offer express shipping for an addition cost of only $5. Check out our Shipping and Delivery page for more information.

Interest free payments

We have teamed up with our friends at Afterpay and Zip Pay to offer you direct debit interest free payments. Simply choose your product and head on over to the checkout, select your service and the team will do the rest. Will ship your towel that day and you'll simply pay your towel over the select period. No interest at all, jump on over the Afterpay or Zip Pay website to find out more.

Are Turkish towels better?

Obviously yes, we understand you might be a little nervous of letting go of your current beach towel. That's why we are more than happy to help you along the way as we to, found our self in this position. Couple of things to note: Turkish towels are lightweight and pack away super small. They dry super-fast compared to your normal beach towel, along with the weave being so fine they won’t let sand get in. If sand does get it, just shake shake shake it off. These are just a few reasons why Turkish towels are better.

What is a pestemal towel?

Tradition Turkish Towels are called many things, Pestemal, Hammam towel being amongst the main two types however, both are essentially the same. It's a flat woven authentic bath towel, made of Turkish cotton that was used in Turkish Bath houses throughout the ages. Whilst relatively new to our beaches, people have been loving these styles of towels for decades.

I need to ask you a question?

Feel free to get in touch via live chat or email, we will get back to you within the hour, that is, if we aren't at the beach testing new Turkish Towels.

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