Our Turkish Towels are unlike the towels you're used to! They are created from GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) certified organic cotton and dyes. They are woven on old-style looms in Southeast Turkey. The pestemals, or flat woven towels, are extraordinarily absorbent and will last 3-6 times the average towel (or upwards of 30 years of regular use!). As they are not chemically treated, they retain their antibacterial properties of the cotton. As a bonus, they remain soft and do not get stiff when hung to dry!
As organic cotton is not absorbent to start, you have to "train" your towel. For most commercial towels, a chemical treatment is applied to the cotton. However, you can achieve the same result by soaking the towel. For the pestemals, just soak the towel in cold water for 6-12 hours, then toss in the dryer! It's that easy!
Our towels are machine washable on warm, and can be dried in the dryer on cool to medium heat. We advise against bleach and fabric softeners as these can damage the cotton.