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Why we care for Organic Certifications in our store? About GOTS and OEKO-TEX®

  The Global Organic Textile Standard, popularly known as GOTS, is a leading textile processing standard for organic fibers throughout the world. This standard includes ecological as well as social criteria, which are backed up by independent certifications of the entire textile supply chain.   It is the most comprehensive and covers the entire process of cloth making; 1. Environmental aspects – cultivation without the use of harmful chemicals and pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or GMO (genetically modified organism)2. Production aspects – the supply chain, from dyeing and spinning to sewing and manufacturing3. Social aspects – following labor regulations, decent wages and working hours   The GOTS certification, on the other hand, is accepted internationally with one framework and one set of criteria. Going through extensive testing at each step of...

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Caring for Turkish Towels & Bathrobes and their Tassels

  Local artisans putting big effort in every thread of hand-woven Turkish peshtemal cotton. There is long generations’ worth of expertise and knowledge to product.   The ends of almost all of Turkish towels are a series of traditional tassels. Properly caring for your tassel is unavoidable to the longevity of your Turkish towel & bathrobe.   We want you to know how to properly care for Peshtemal tassels so that your new home decor will last as long as possible.    How to Care For Your Turkish Tassel:   Weaving a material like Turkish cotton, which has been around for centuries, requires a centuries-old technique and craftsmanship: try your best and be gentle with your fabric   Keep it...

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Turkish Bath/ Hammam in the history

   The word of the hamam/hammam or Turkish bath is a remnant of Ottoman bath culture. Hammams traditionally have consisted of sunken tubs and marble platforms surrounded by glazed tiles, all placed in rooms without windows, which trapped heat and moisture from a Turkish steam bath.    As the Turkish kingdoms expanded, they brought their hamam with them, building them either as annexes to mosques or as stand-alone buildings. The hamam became an integral part of Ottoman culture, and some says Ottomans inspired from Greek and Roman traditions, and made bathing culture exclusively their own.    The religious significance of hygiene and purification contributed to the Turkish hammam’s to be cultural symbols in early Ottoman times. At the beginning, many...

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Why the Turkish Towels are the best travel towels?

Anyone who travels often or even once but for longer periods knows what we are talking here, that is carrying your favorite bath or beach towel with you on your trip. Here is the thing, with those regular bath towels you need extra space in your luggage and if you use the last moment for sure they won’t get dry as quick as Turkish peshtemal towel. The last thing you want to do is have to pack up a wet towel into your luggage right?   An alternative option for a regular bath towel for your travel is the tiny microfiber pack towel but that option also has its downsides. Such as they are not big enough to wrap around...

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Hand Loom traditional vs Machine production of Turkish Towels

There are multiple ways of manufacturing Turkish towels - Hand loom traditional(Kara Tezgah) and machine productions. Turkish  hand, bath towels have been woven in the centuries-old loom that has been operating in Buldan/Denizli district in Turkey since 1928. People have the opportunity to see how 'Black Loom(Kara Tezgah in Turkish)' works and how the products are made. The quality products woven in centuries-old looms are of great interest by local and foreign tourists coming to the Buldan city which is mostly known as their weaving industry. Black Looms which brought the first examples in Turkey in 1928, are still in Buldan Hand Crafts and Cultural Center and continues to work in 90 years. These Black Looms, which produce more troublesome and quality...

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