FAQs

What is Turkish cotton?
  • Turkish cotton is premium cotton that has extra long fibers. Using longer fiber cotton in spinning yarn means fewer joins. Fewer joins results in stronger and smoother cotton threads.
  • Turkish cotton is long fiber cotton and is grown in the small but productive Aegean Region.
  • Turkish cotton becomes even softer, fluffier, and more absorbent with successive washings.
How does Turkish cotton compare to Egyptian cotton?
  • Egyptian cotton is known for its absorbency, which is especially suited for apparel and sheets. However, in towels too much absorbency means that a towel remains wet long after use. Also, towels that are too absorbent tend to become wet in humid climates all by themselves.
  • Turkish cotton provides the perfect balance between absorbency and softness which makes it the best cotton to be used in towels.
  • Turkish cotton, when used in towels, provides maximum absorbency and efficient drying.
What makes The Turkish Towel Company® products better than others?
  • The Turkish Towel Company® products are all made in the legendary towel producing town of Denizli, Turkey, the world’s largest center for woven terry production.
  • All of The Turkish Towel Company®’s products are woven in our modern production facility by Swiss made computer controlled weaving equipment.
  • Each and every towel we provide is inspected three times to ensure the perfect towel:
    1. After weaving
    2. After dyeing
    3. After stitching
  • Particular attention is paid to the stitching and finishing of all products. All our towels are double-stitched along the lengths to avoid fraying and for added stability.
  • While a Turkish towel may cost more initially, in the long run it costs a lot less as it will easily outlast towels of inferior quality.
What are the advantages to buying white towels versus color towels?
  • Nothing provides the classic bathroom ambiance more than when it is fully stocked with fluffy white towels.
  • White never goes out of style.
  • White takes the strongest laundering.
  • White never fades.
  • White can be bleached.
  • White can be washed with all other white linens.
  • Do not have to keep away from bathroom cleaners that contain bleach.
  • Matching dye lots when re-ordering is not a problem.
  • Can easily be re-ordered and do not have to worry about being discontinued
What is the best way to care for towels?

Washing

  • Exposed to oil, soil, and germs; wash towels in warm  water ( around body temperature is best) with laundry detergent - but use a little less detergent than suggested. If the towels are white, they should occasionally be washed with about 1/4 cup of peroxide per load.
  • Cotton is a natural fiber and new towels will shed some loose fibers.
  • Avoid fabric softeners—they contain silicon that will make the towels water repellent. To soften them, use 1 cup of WHITE vinegar about every 6 weeks.  Run the towels through a regular washing cycle, then redo them with the vinegar instead of soap.  The reason towels aren't soft is because they have soap left in them.

Drying

While tumble drying will make the towel fluffy, do not overdo, as the heat from the dryer can damage the integrity of the cotton. We recommend using a lower heat setting occasionally or alternate between air and heat drying.

Absorbency

To maximize the absorbency of a towel, add a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle, about every six weeks, to restore the towel to full absorbency. The vinegar removes any excess detergent, which can affect the towels’ absorbency.

Pulled Threads

As all our towels are woven, a pulled loop will not unravel the towel. If you catch the towel and pull a loop, cut off the pulled loop with a pair of scissors.