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October 16, 2020 2 min read

OCT 16, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions About Turkish Robes

We know when you introduce a new element to your home lifestyle, you’re bound to have questions! So here are the answers to a few commonly asked questions about our Pokoloko Turkish robes:

FAQ about Turkish Robes:

Q: What is a Turkish bathrobe?

A bathrobe is a cozy dressing gown, perfect for after the bath when comfort comes before anything else. Pokoloko has a beautiful selection of natural Turkish robes, made from 100% pure Turkish cotton, suitable and complementary to any style.


Q: Why do you need a Turkish bathrobe?

Bathrobes are a wonderful way to treat yourself and self-soothe while keeping you warm and cozy at home. Ideal for after baths and before getting dressed. You may also wear it as an extra layer over clothes or pyjamas. A good robe can become a key part of morning and night routines, and can even be used in place of a towel.

Q: Are Pokoloko Turkish robes of good quality?

Yes, our robes are made by traditional artisans specializing in the ancient Turkish weaving tradition. The quality, uniqueness, and soft hand feel are remarkable.


Q: How do you determine the length of the Turkish robe you want?

Depending on how you want to wear your robe, Pokoloko robes come knee-length to as long as the mid-calf or ankle. A longer robe will keep you warmer and more protected from drafts, whereas a short robe will be more suitable for all-day wear and warmer seasons. The good news is that no matter what length, our robes always feel amazing!


Q: Can I wear a Turkish robe after a shower?

Absolutely! Turkish cotton provides exceptional absorbency, and because of its long fibres, they dry quickly and effectively. Turkish cotton also has the wonderful effect of becoming softer with each use.

Q: What does GSM stand for?

GSM stands for grams per square meter. This is the metric measurement of the weight of a fabric.


Q: Why does the GSM of a Turkish Robe matter?

  • The GSM measurement can help you decide the best weight of fabric for your needs and usage. The higher the GSM of the fabric, the denser and heavier the fabric will be.
  • A lower GSM does not necessarily mean lower quality, but it will mean the towel is lighter in weight and usually thinner.
  • All Pokoloko Turkish fabrics are carefully pre-screened and pre-tested for quality, absorptiveness, durability, and style.
  • Our fabrics range from 140gsm (thinner) to 420gsm (thicker).

The Pokoloko Collection of Turkish Robes

Now that you’re more informed about our fairly traded Turkish cotton bathrobes, feel free to grab one for yourself and add to your home’s chic ethical closet!


Do you have a question we haven’t covered here? Feel free to send us an e-mail at or check out our social media pages @pokolokoltd.

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.