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About Ilgen Paydas

I am Ilgen - I was born and bred in Turkey and unexpectedly moved to UK with the family in 2005 and even more unexpectedly stayed here for good. The reason for this move was my husband’s job assignment with BP, UK. My passion for peshtemal towels started in 2006. I was always fond of these handy traditional towels as a user. I started to try to sell them in the UK, although it was more like a hobby to me rather than a business. After a few years it became a serious business with great potential for growth but never losing its fun spirit, in the least. I am the greatest fan of these Hammam/Peshtemal towels. Now we have introduced many other products and ranges to complement these towels and we are delighted to bring these high quality products to the UK.

Bodrum Peninsula Markets

Bougainvillea flowers in a Bodrum backstreet Bodrum is a naturally attractive resort at the very South Western tip of Turkey. It has a lovely mild and dry climate all year around. Lovely beaches, hills & mountains covered with dark green shades of bushy scrub mark this place as point where blue and green [...]

By |2018-03-19T13:43:17+00:00January 10th, 2018|News, Turkey|Comments Off on Bodrum Peninsula Markets

Why Bamboo Peshtemal Towels?

As our brand name suggests, we are great fans of cotton and use cotton yarns extensively in our products. But we have another speciality - bamboo blends, which we feature in our bamboo peshtemal towels. There is a huge interest in bamboo fibre in textile right now, so we're taking a look at the advantages [...]

By |2017-12-18T16:52:48+00:00December 18th, 2017|Peshtemal, Towels|1 Comment

New Cotton Throws are on Their Way

We launched our very first cotton throws last year as a product variation. We just wanted to see the customer response to new products like bedspreads, fully-certified organic cotton towels & robes and throws. And we were really happy to see how warmly our bedspreads and throws had been welcomed and so  much loved. We’re [...]

By |2018-03-19T13:45:26+00:00November 7th, 2017|Bedspreads and Throws|Comments Off on New Cotton Throws are on Their Way

Cotton Throws from Cotton & Olive

Accent double bedspread Does your living room need a new look? Or would you just like to refresh your bedroom without breaking the bank? Or do you simply need a tasteful cover to protect your sofa whilst having a nice texture and colour laid on it? Well, the simplest solution is to spread [...]

By |2018-03-19T13:51:42+00:00July 19th, 2017|Bedspreads and Throws|Comments Off on Cotton Throws from Cotton & Olive

New Textile Trends for Home – Peshtemal Cotton Bedspreads

Beautiful textiles from faraway lands are a new trend emerging in British homes. Ikat cushions from Asia, wedding blankets from Morocco and lovely colourful wool throws from Peru are just a few of these fabrics you can brighten up your home with. The trend represents a certain lifestyle which involves open mindedness and deep love and respect for [...]

By |2017-07-07T06:52:04+00:00June 26th, 2017|Bedspreads and Throws, Peshtemal|Comments Off on New Textile Trends for Home – Peshtemal Cotton Bedspreads