hammam towel

Cotton & Olive hammam towel is 100% pure cotton. They have a very distinctive stripe pattern coming in various shapes & sizes and hand-finished tassels on the fringes which make these towels truly authentic. Cotton hammam towel blended with bamboo and linen is very sought-after, especially for travelers, holidaymakers where weight is a major concern. Bamboo is a natural fibre, very well known for its high absorbency, lightness and silky softness. Both cotton and bamboo are highly sustainable, eco-friendly fibres contributing to the world economy and are widely used in the textile industry. The Turkish hammam towel has been traditionally woven on hand looms inch by inch by local craftsmen for generations. In the southwest of Turkey where we source our products straight from the artisan craftsmen, this truly humble family tradition is still a very vibrant lifestyle passed on to the younger generations, boys and girls in this part of Turkey. Each unique pattern created belongs to a specific craftsman and his family. They have the honour of naming their creation and it becomes their trademark.

The size of a hammam towel may vary slightly as they are hand-loomed. However, in general, its standard size is 90×180 cm and the average weight is +/-300 grams.  Once it is folded or rolled, a hammam towel becomes absolutely compact to pack and carry. It is a lightweight, fluff-free towel that is easy to wash and extremely fast-dry. Last but not least, the Turkish hammam towel is a long-lasting and colour-fast fabric. Its compactness and practicality allow it to be used and enjoyed in every possible way such as a picnic or beach blanket, a sarong or a trendy scarf, a sofa throw, a tablecloth or a modesty and/or head cover just to name a few. All these combined features of a hammam towel make it a popular and trendy yet utilitarian product for travellers, campers and for other outdoor activities as much as for indoors.

There has been a remarkable increase in demand for hammam towels in recent years. They certainly represent a lifestyle that is definitely greener, kinder, and closer to nature. A hammam towel is an alternative product that particularly appeals to the open-minded people thinking out of the box who enjoy outdoors, sports, adventure, holidaying, camping, hiking, traveling. We really hope you give a try to these inspiring towels and enjoy them as much as we do and share our passion for them…