User’s Guide

Looking after hammam towels and other hammam products is easy. But it’s worth taking a little time to understand how to ensure your products last as long as they should and stay in tip-top condition.

Hammam Towels vs Microfibre Travel Towels

I wanted to understand the strengths and weaknesses of hammam towels vs microfibre towels as an ideal travel towel, so I decided to experiment. This has been in my to-do-list for a long while. Microfibre is unknown territory for me. I used it as a bath towel only once years back and I remember me [...]

By |2020-07-24T22:37:28+00:00July 24th, 2020|News, Towels, User's Guide|Comments Off on Hammam Towels vs Microfibre Travel Towels

What is Special About Our Cotton Bedspreads?

When we first started Cotton and Olive back in September 2012, we began with one product: peshtemal hammam towels. Since then, we have added hammam bath towels, hammam robes, fully-certified organic cotton range for adults and children, and bedspreads & throws. Although peshtemal hammam towels always remained at the core of what we do, [...]

By |2020-04-30T13:59:55+00:00October 16th, 2018|Bedspreads and Throws, Peshtemal, User's Guide|Comments Off on What is Special About Our Cotton Bedspreads?

How to Look After Peshtemal Towels, Throws and Bedspreads

I know I have been posting quite a few blog articles evolving around peshtemal and its product variations like peshtemal bedspreads and peshtemal throws; yet I haven't written a post about how to look after peshtemal. So, I'm going to show you a few practical ways to make your peshtemals go a long way in [...]

By |2020-04-30T10:57:50+00:00April 11th, 2018|Bedspreads and Throws, Peshtemal, Towels, User's Guide|Comments Off on How to Look After Peshtemal Towels, Throws and Bedspreads

Hammam Towels versus Terry Towels

Hiya! Today I want to talk a bit further about the fundamental differences between hammam towels vs terry towels and also about what to expect when you first buy them. Hammam towels are still a new concept for UK customers even though they are very popular in Mediterranean countries and quite a phenomenon in Australia [...]

By |2020-05-19T09:02:35+00:00March 20th, 2018|Peshtemal, Towels, User's Guide|Comments Off on Hammam Towels versus Terry Towels

What Is a Peshtemal?

Peshtemal towels are lightweight, cotton towels traditionally used in Turkish baths. Often hand-woven by local artisans, they are also known as hammam or fouta towels and are used in Turkish baths both to cover the body during bathing and to dry off afterwards. Recently, Peshtemal aka Hammam towels have become more and more popular around the world. [...]

By |2020-04-30T10:54:12+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Turkey, User's Guide|Comments Off on What Is a Peshtemal?