Bamboo: Green or Greenwashing?
Towels are made from a number of fabrics: for example, cotton (like we use at The Turkish Towel Company), bamboo, etc. You’ll often find marketing copy talking about how sustainable bamboo is. Is this reality, or just greenwashing? Bamboo, a type of grass is strong and has the ability to grow quickly, being the fastest […]June 8, 2020
Celebrate Towel Day and Help the Asheville Community
On Towel Day, May 25, 2020, The Turkish Towel Company will donate a towel to Western Carolina Rescue Mission (WCRM) for every towel sold on their website. The Fletcher-based company aims to raise awareness of the shelter’s increasing need for basic items, especially during a pandemic, and help increase donations of items like towels, detergent […]May 18, 2020
11 Expert Tips for a Successful Bathroom Makeover
A bathroom makeover is an exciting and fun home project to take on, and an activity you may be considering now that we’ve been spending more time at home. In order for your makeover to go smoothly and stay within budget, it requires a clear plan and established design. A bathroom makeover may be just […]May 13, 2020
Laundry Tips During a Pandemic
From washing hands for 20 seconds to coughing and sneezing into our elbow to implementing social distancing, we’ve all heard the health recommendations designed to keep us safe and reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. However, lately, we’ve been fielding questions about laundry – particularly washcloths and towels. If no one is sick in your […]March 21, 2020
What the Heck is Towelgevity™ Anyway?
Throughout our website you may see references to Towelgevity™. This is our proprietary weaving and production process that ensures a long-lasting, highly durable towel. And, you won’t find it anywhere else. It’s the care, attention and expertise that separates us from every other towel out there. Our family-run mill is owned by co-founder, Seher Gürgün, […]March 11, 2020
3 Storage Ideas for Your Small Bathroom
Bathrooms can (and should!) be beautiful. They also have to be practical and functional. It can be a challenge to fit all the things you need in your bathroom without creating a design disaster. Here are a few handy ways to get good use out of your space without ruining the décor. These slide-out drawers […]March 7, 2020
How Often Should You Wash Your Towels?
Ask a mom how often you should wash your towels and she might say “After every use.” Ask a 20-something, and they might have a more relaxed attitude, washing them when they stop passing the “sniff test.” GE conducted a poll about laundry habits, publishing the results on National Laundry Day (April 15, in case […]February 21, 2020
If It Doesn’t Last, It’s Not Sustainable
Many other towel retailers talk about traveling the globe to find expert craftspeople. We don’t. Because we ARE the expert craftspeople. Our woman-owned, family-run weaving facility is overseen by co-founder Seher Gürgün. Seher is a fourth generation weaver. Her great-grandmother starting a weaving company over 100 years ago. Committed to making the world’s best towel, […]February 15, 2020
How Many Towels Should I Own?
One of the questions we get often hear is, “How many towels should I own?” Well, the answer varies depending on physical factors like how many people live in the house, how many bathrooms there are and how much closet space is available. It also changes depending on lifestyle; for instance, how often and how […]February 12, 2020
Why Choose Turkish Cotton Towels
Turkish cotton is premium cotton that has extra-long fibers. Because these fibers are longer, there are fewer joins. This results in the strongest, smoothest yarn. Prized for its perfect mix of absorbency and suppleness, Turkish cotton towels become even softer, fluffier, and more absorbent with successive washings.January 30, 2020
We Make the World’s Best Towels. Just Saying.
The Turkish Towel Company’s towels are the world standard. And, that’s not just bravado. But first, a little background… did you know that Turkey is acknowledged to the birthplace of the towel? These early towels were flat-woven peshtemals that played a central part in Turkish bath culture. As the Ottoman Empire expanded throughout Europe, so […]January 12, 2020
Tips to Solve Your Top 5 Bath Towel Problems
Problem 1: They Smell Funky Baking soda naturally eliminates musty odors that may have built up – say, if you left damp towels lying around in a gym bag or in a pile on the bathroom floor. Just mix half a cup of baking soda with your normal amount of detergent. Problem 2: They […]December 18, 2019
What does Sustainability Mean to Us?
Here and there on our website, you’ll see that we say our towels are sustainably made. In an era where everyone has hopped on the “eco wagon” – what does this truly mean? Are there concrete steps, processes and outcomes in place? The answer is yes. We take sustainability seriously. For everyone here at The […]December 13, 2019
In the hotel towel manufacturing business there are set standards. Towels made specifically for the hotel industry naturally have to withstand the rigors of industrial laundry conditions. Not only that, but factor in the frequency of washing hotel towels. However, there are standards and there are Seher’s standard. Co-founder Seher Gürgün, whose family has […]December 4, 2019
What is Sustainability?
Typically, sustainability is defined as “the ability to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” It typically boils down to the triple bottom line of people, profits and planet. So, when we talk about our towels being sustainable, what exactly do we mean? There are […]November 14, 2019
Crush of the Week
What a perfect mix of a recycled and repurposed Singer sewing machine as a sink base and absolutely stunning tile work. Put it all together and it’s fresh, modern and makes a statement.September 26, 2019
Crush of the Week
Everyone loves a good before and after renovation photo, and this one is extra special. We love it because it has all the elements you could ever want– gorgeous tile, wood countertop, a ton of light… And the twist? Look closer, it’s part of a home on wheels. Click here to see more of the […]August 14, 2019
What’s the Difference Between a Bath Towel and a Bath Sheet?
Here at the Turkish Towel Company we are often asked about the difference between bath towels and bath sheets. So we thought we would put together a bath towel vs bath sheet comparison, so you can determine which towel best suits your needs. Bath Towels Standard bath towels vary in size from manufacturer to manufacture. […]July 10, 2019