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Make the most of your Turkish towel and discover its many uses just waiting for you to take advantage of!
Turkish Towels are the Superior Cotton
With its durable and light-weight design, Turkish towels make for the most versatile of textiles.
Also known as "fouta" (the word for towels in Tunisia) or "pestemal" (the word for towel in Turkish), Turkish towels were originally used in Turkish bathhouses (hammams) back in the 17th century.
Over the years, these towel designs have come to be known for their countless uses.
Whether you’re stepping out of the shower or lounging in the sun, your Turkish towel is a superior choice to any regular cotton alternative because of its fibrous integrity.
Its long fibres make your Turkish towel quick-drying and highly absorptive. These handwoven, artisan-made towels are also made to last.
So you can feel confident that when it comes to your home décor, you’ve chosen a long-lasting and durable staple useful for all seasons.
But did you know Turkish towels have uses far beyond simply drying you off?
Take a look below at all the ways in which your Poko Turkish towel can benefit you!
10 Ways to Use a Turkish Towel
1. As a Towel (Duh!)
If we didn’t start this list off with the most obvious use, it wouldn’t make much sense.
Larger than a typical bath towel, Poko Turkish towels are generously sized to fully wrap around your body. They’re the perfect fit for right after the shower, or hopping out of the pool.
Bonus: Every Turkish towel comes with a matching set of smaller, hand-sized towels perfect for your kitchen, bathroom, or right after your sweaty gym sesh!
2. As a Yoga Mat
The durability of the fabric, and its unique ability to ‘wick away’ dirt and liquid (like sweat!), make the Poko Turkish towels a wonderful alternative to your traditional yoga mat.
3. As a Beach/Picnic Blanket
Easily used both indoors and outdoors, Turkish cotton repels grass and sand. This “wicking away” feature makes Turkish towels the perfect portable picnic blanket and accessory for a day at the beach, or an afternoon in the park.
4. As a Scarf
Made with 100% natural materials, our Turkish towels are great chic alternatives to your average wool scarf. Soft and gentle on the skin, Turkish cotton is perfect for those with wool sensitivities.
Ditch those scratchy woollen fabrics, and create a vibe that is elegant, contemporary, luxe and coastal! Wear your towel as a scarf and dress up even the simplest of outfits.
5. As a Lumbar Support Roll
Whether you’re on the road or stretching out your back on the living room floor, you can roll up your Turkish towel and use it as lumbar support for your lower back. Not only are we taking care of your fashion sense, but our towels are great for supporting your physical body, too!
6. As a Throw Blanket
The soft and luxurious feel of our Turkish towels makes for a perfect throw at the end of your bed, or across the back of your couch. Browse our collection to find the aesthetic that’s right for you and add a touch of design to your space!
7. As a Table Cloth
Turkish towels make for great table clothes because of their expansive size and ease of laundering. Whether you’re setting the table for family dinner, or looking to upgrade your home lifestyle, try using your Turkish towel to protect from spills and crumbs.
8. As a Wrap/Meditation Shawl
The calming effect of wrapping yourself up in one of our Turkish towels makes them perfect as meditation shawls. Choose from one of our beautiful and unique styles and wear your Turkish towel as a wrap!
9. As a Baby Swaddle
Swaddle your newborn by gently wrapping your little one in our luxuriantly soft Turkish towels! Your family deserves a soft touch, and thankfully Turkish towels become softer and more absorbent over time with frequent use and proper care.
10. As a Tapestry
The large size of our towels makes for a great tapestry choice to be hung in any room of your home! Whether you’re redecorating the living room, or changing up the feel of your bedroom, you’ll find an array of design options to match your home aesthetic.
“Good design is a sustainable design.” - Imran Amed, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of The Business of Fashion
Your Turkish Towel is an On-The-Road Multi-Purpose Fabric
Travel and storage-friendly, Turkish towels are compact and lightweight.
But did you know that they’re also naturally antibacterial? That means no more musty smell, and your towels will dry 30% faster than those manufactured from regular cotton.
You can roll them up to fit easily in a closet, suitcase, gym bag, backpack, tote, and more.
No matter the need, your Turkish towel has got you covered!
Grab Your Own Poko Turkish Towel
If you’re ready to get your hands on one of our softest and most elegant home décor pieces, check out our collection of ethically sourced Pokoloko Turkish towels!
Or if you’re gifting one to a friend, get creative and substitute your artisan-made Turkish towel for wrapping paper! This multi-purpose fabric allows you to get inventive. :)
Written by Katelyn Wells, BA Media Production, Poko Blogger
Katelyn is a local freelance copywriter with a passion for the environment.She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario where she spends her mornings on the mat, youtube-ing how to avoid yoga injuries.