The Knidos linen cotton blended unisex linen robe is simply the softest and the most minimalist robe we ever launched. You can feel and see the quality speaking for itself. It is Cotton and Olive’s exclusive design.
Linen robe and bathrobe
It is lightweight and remarkably compact. It’s comfy and cozy enough to wear around the house every day. Of course, it is great as a bathrobe. It is super absorbent and dries amazingly fast. This is a unisex robe with generous fitting. Size 1 corresponds to S/M and Size 2 corresponds to L/XL.
Since it is a natural product, there may be slight variations in texture and colour. You can make a full set with a matching hammam towel, hand towel and face towel.
Artisan handmade in Turkey and brought to the UK exclusively by Cotton and Olive.
Peshtemal is a woven fabric that has evolved from the historical Turkish hammam tradition going back 600 years. Peshtemal hammam clothes were widely used as a wrap when men and women in the Ottoman era were washing in the public hammam baths to cover their bodies. Now, they have moved beyond the boundaries of hammam and have become trendy bath, beach, and travel towels high in demand. In the UK, they are commonly known as Hammam Towels.
Hammam towels have a very distinctive stripy pattern with hand-finished tassels on the fringes which make them truly authentic. They are 100% pure cotton. Linen and bamboo blends are also sought-after. The average size of the hammam bath sheet is 90 x 180 cm and the hand towel is 50 x 90 cm. And the average weight is 250 grams. Due to their flat-woven nature, these hammam towels are absolutely lightweight and compact to pack & carry. They have made a name for themselves for being very absorbent and fast drying. With each wash, hammam towels will get softer and more absorbent.
The Turkish hammam towels are very versatile and durable. Their compactness allows them to be used on various occasions as a picnic | beach blanket, sofa throw & cover, children’s blanket, tablecloth, shawl, or sarong. Hammam bathrobes made out of hammam cloth are also excellent bath and beachwear with their fast-drying properties and lightness.
There are a few hubs across Turkey where peshtemal hammam towels have been woven traditionally on the hand-looms to this day. We source our hammam towels straight from the local weavers at the Denizli province in the South-West of Turkey.
It is recommended to wash this product in a gentle cycle program in lukewarm or cold water. It is important to wash it at a low-spin program to protect the stitches
Use a non-biological detergent to maintain the colour and texture of your linen
Try not to use the fabric conditioner
Remove your linen from washing as soon as the cycle ends to avoid wrinkles
We don’t recommend tumble-drying. The best practice is to reshape it while wet and leave it to dry naturally. It is far better for the environment as well as for your energy bills and the quality of the product
Press with a warm iron to ease the creases along the hems and sleeves after washing
Keep them away from strong, direct heat while drying