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October 16, 2020 3 min read

OCT 16, 2020

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Turkish Towels

When you walk through your door after a long day at work, or an exciting afternoon with your friends (socially distanced of course!), we know you want your home to feel as luxurious and special as you do. That’s why the designs of our luxury Turkish towels are handcrafted with both your unique style, and our reverence for versatility, in mind.

Did you know that each of our towels have been hand-woven with unique, twisted tassel fringes on them? Or that each tassel is spun one-by-one by global independent artisans?

Check out these 5 Other Things You (probably) Didn’t Know about Turkish Towels:


1. Poko Turkish Towels Are Made from 100% Pure Turkish Cotton

Ethically sourced from traditional Turkish artisans, Poko Turkish towels are made from 100% natural Turkish cotton.

 

Unlike your usual cotton, this material is soft and gentle on the skin. So you can forego your usual scratchy towels post-shower, in favour of this gentle design.

 

The best part? Turkish Towels will get softer and more absorbent with frequent use and proper care!




2. Poko Turkish Towels Are Quick Drying & Light Weight

While the science and art of Turkish towels dates back to the 17th century, their quick-dry, high absorbency, and unparalleled weave makes them a modern day essential worldwide.

 

Going traveling? Bring your Turkish towels on the road. Compact and lightweight, these towels are both travel and storage friendly. You can roll them up to fit easily in a suitcase, closet, gym bag, backpack, tote, etc.

 

Never worry about forgetting your gym towel again!





3. Poko Turkish Towels Have A Substantial and Durable Weave

With an ultra soft hand feel, this luxurious textile is crafted to have a strong and durable weave. Turkish cotton has extra long fibres, making it longer lasting and more durable than regular cotton.

 

Not only are they naturally antibacterial, the Turkish cotton also allows our towels to dry 30% faster than regular towels! Meaning no more musty towel smells from accidentally leaving them on the floor.(Don’t worry- we know you would never)

 

Easily used both indoors and outdoors, the fabric repels sand and grass making it the perfect portable accessory and picnic blanket!

4. Versatility: Perfect for a bath, the beach, or even as a scarf!

Our design focus always includes versatility, utility and functionality. Therefore, Poko Turkish towels have an adaptable element built-in to both their aesthetic andstructural design.

 

Because they feel gentle and light on the skin, they're a great alternative to scratchy woollen scarves and wraps. Our wide variety of patterns also means you’re sure to find astyle that perfectly matches your home aesthetic.

 

What’s even better is that they’re useful in all seasons! #SlowFashion




5. Poko Turkish Towels Are Great for Travel

Although originally used as bath towels in Turkish bath houses (Hammams), we’ve seen our Pokoloko-loving community use our towel designs in all sorts of ways, including: at the beach, cottage, and gym; after a yoga class, and at the spa; on hiking and camping trips, or even while at festivals.

 

Poko Turkish towels can be used as a tablecloth, meditation shawl, living room throw, picnic blanket, baby swaddle, tapestry… You can even bring them on the road as a much-needed blanket or lumbar support!


“The sky's the limit when it comes to the many uses these Turkish towels have!”


With their decorative and functional designs, our fairly traded lounge pieces make an easy gift idea for friends, family, and new parents, as well as the most avid travelers and adventurers in your life!

 

Looking for a set of these beautifully lightweight textiles to suit your modern home lifestyle? Go ahead and check out our wide variety of ethically sourced Turkish towels here. 

Already have Turkish Towels at Home?

You know us- our commitment to conscious consumerism means we want your little luxuries to last. And you’re in luck! Our promise to produce sustainable pieces means when it comes to making your inspired lifestyle choices long lasting, we’ve got your covered.

 

Head on over to our blog to check out How to Sustainably Care for Your Turkish Towels!

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.