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The Peshtemal, Minimalism and You

Sprouting out of the post-war art movement, Minimalist art was characterized by simple lines, few colors, and careful placement of and harmony between the elements on the canvas. As an interior design style, Minimalism came into the mainstream in the 1960s and ‘70s. And, like the art movement, it’s broadly defined as a design or style in which the simplest and fewest elements are used to create the maximum effect.

The Benefits of Minimalism

Less Stuff, Less Clutter: More recently, it represents a more streamlined lifestyle that aims to remove clutter from all facets of life. And, less clutter means less cleaning, and that’s always a win!

Conscious Consumerism: It’s not necessarily about living with only a handful of items. At its heart, Minimalism simply allows you to make decisions about what you want in your life and to more consciously, more deliberately.

More in Your Pocket: Because Minimalism is tied to doing more with less, it means less purchases, and finding ways to rethink how you use products, and ways to reuse or recycle household goods.

How to Pare Down

Many experts recommend taking a hard look at what you own and asking three easy questions:

Do I love it?

Do I use it?

Do I need it?

One of the mantras of Minimalism is to buy less, but choose well. Choosing well involves a couple of factors:

Is it a faddish product that I won’t use after a few months?

Is the item crafted to be durable to last a long time?

Is it versatile, can it be used in multiple ways?

Peshtemals & Minimalism

If you are looking to simplify your lifestyle, a peshtemal is an amazing Minimalist choice. Firstly, it’s a big “YES!” to the three “love it/use it/need it” questions. As well, peshtemals, although they are becoming more and more popular are not a fad. They’ve been around for thousands of years. They are also heirloom quality to be durable and long-lasting. And, we call them “the towel of a thousand uses” because not only can you use them in the bath as a bath towel and hair towel, but they make a great beach towel, as they are tightly woven and the sand easily shakes off.

In fact, you can use your peshtemal towel as a…
1. Bath towel
2. Hair towel
3. Beach towel
4. Sarong/pareo/beach coverup
5. Shawl
6. End of bed blanket
7. Sofa throw
8. Scarf
9. Travel blanket on a plane or train
10. Impromptu picnic blanket
11. Wall art/tapestry
12. Yoga mat cover
13. Kitchen tablecloth/runner
14. Stroller cover
15. Patio chair blanket
16. Boat towels
17. Bedroom dresser runner
18. Blanket fort!
19. Seat cover in public transit
20. Makeshift sling
21. Nursing cover
22. Receiving blanket
23. Camping towel
24. Chaise lounge cover
25. Curtains in your home or RV
26. Gym or spa towel
27. Door tapestry
28. Pet blanket
29. Roll up into a travel neck-wrap/travel pillow
30. Headscarf
31. Tied around the waist as an apron