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FAQ'S

What are Turkish towels?

Turkish towels are sometimes called peshtemal, hammam, or fouta. They originated in Turkey as a tradition when visiting a traditional Turkish bath house. Our towels are made in Turkey from high quality 100% Turkish cotton, they're woven on traditional looms across various colours and thickness. Due to the fine weave, they’re made to be thin, compact and lightweight. Our towels are highly absorbent, which wicks water away from the body whilst also drying super-fast. Oh, and one last thing, they are sand free as the weave is so tight it won’t let sand hang in your towel.

What size are your Turkish towels?

So glad you asked about the size! Our towels are 180cm in length and 100cm in width. This means you have most of your body lying on a towel. Nothing worse than having your legs hanging off the end of the towel, that's why we have the size that works!  How's that for size!!!

Why buy a Turkish towel?

I can't believe this is a legit question.....Where do I start? They're light, compact, versatile, absorbent and they pack up small. They aren't as bulky as a tradition beach or bathroom towel so they're great for travelling or keeping in the gym bag. Because they dry fast, it’s a lot more convenient to have a dry towel all the time. So long wet musty towels! These are only just a few of the many reasons why you would purchase a Turkish towel. Check out our blog post for some more great ideas!

What do you do with a Turkish towel?

Gym towel, beach towel, sarong, travel towel, the list and uses are endless. Why not roll it up & use as a pillow? You'll find heaps of uses for your new Turkish towel. We recently used it as a scarf in the Australian winter. Check out our Instagram for some inspo.

Why Turkish cotton?

Turkish cotton is ideal for towels, especially when it’s been grown in the Aegean region in Turkey, it’s also some of the finest natural cotton around. Not only is it hardier and tough, it’s also super soft on the skin & will get softer and more absorbent with each wash cycle. It will also stay fresh if its damp when packing away, not like a normal towel that stays damp. Our towels come pre-washed, so they are already naturally soft straight out of the bag.

Do you have stores?

Turkish Towel Co is 100% online only, this means we can pass our savings onto you our friends. to offer the best quality products, at the best quality price. We do have plans to take over the world one day, so you never know! Just because we don't have a store doesn't mean you can’t speak to anyone, simply use our live chat or email 24/7 & will be in touch, like you and your towel, we are real.

Turkish towel co pricing?

We run an "Everyday Low Pricing" model, we aren't in the game of having a sale every day or marking things up to mark them down. That's why we offer the best price all day evverrrry-day along with the service to back it up. We don't run a price match policy, nor do we promote we are the cheapest. We have the best quality product at the best possible price we can offer. Our only policy is "If you don't love it, you can keep it for free*" we stand by our products or lay on them for that matter with pride.

Are Turkish towels absorbent?

Glad you asked, yes super absorbent. We recommend washing your new Turkish towel a few times before it will get to its best performance. The reason for this is it makes the cotton super soft & therefore becomes more absorbent. You might be used to the big bulky towel you’re currently using so don't stress, you'll need a few beach runs to get used to it.

Where are Turkish towel co’s products made?

All our products are made from the original source Turkey. We have been sourcing the finest materials for a few years now and forever assessing the quality we receive, whilst making sure all our products withhold to our quality standards. Turkey for the win!

What sizes do you have?

Most of our towels are 180cm x 100cm. This can increase or decrease depending on the style of towel you choose to purchase. Simply check the product description to make sure of the correct size. As a standard 180cm x 100cm is the perfect fit. Our throw rugs for example are larger so it does depend on the style.

Do you use Oeko- Tex products?

Yes, all our cottons are Oeko-Tex certified & we pride our self on using the best materials available to market. Oeko-Tex is a worldwide consistent testing and certification system for safety in textile products .

Does the colour run in my new Turkish towel?

Not like your washing machine, the colour won’t run in your new Turkish towel, it can fade from long periods of sun abuse however, that will take a lifetime of beach vibes.

How do I care for my towel?

We recommend taking your towel to the beach often. As you can imagine, it gets lonely in the cupboard. Keep your towel clean at all possible times, you don't need to wash them as much & can roll them up ready for next use. Try and limit the amount of washing as it can turn the tassels into threads. If this happens you can simply twist & re-knot them. It’s pretty hard to beat them & you'll have it for a long time.

Are they eco friendly?

Yes, everything we do in our business we try and be as ecofriendly as possible, right down to the paper we print on. We also don’t use any tags on our products or packaging, just because we love trees not paper.

How long will a Turkish towel last?

It all comes down to how much you love your towel, treat it right it and it will love you for ever! We also use the highest-grade materials to ensure you get the most out of your Turkish Towel so look, you’ll be in love for ever.

Will my towel shrink?

 No, they won’t shrink. Our towels are designed & pre-washed to ensure this doesn't happen. Don't worry, you won’t lose it in the washing machine either.

What other uses can I do with my towel?

There are literally endless uses for a Turkish towel. Gym, shower, beach, yoga, bath, pilates, sarong, scarf, blanket on the plane, pillow or laundry bag. Why not even use it as a picnic blanket?

How quick is your shipping?

Super-fast! We use the Australia Post network & ship all orders before 2pm every day. We are confident you'll have your towel in no time. We aim for two or 3 days in your hand however, sometimes this is out of our control. If you spend over $50.00 AUD and within Australia, will upgrade your postage to express for free. Australia Post has never let us down, you’ll see your parcel leave from the Sunshine Coast beaches all the way to your door. We also offer express shipping for an addition fee for a next day delivery if you're in the right delivery window.

I need to ask you a question?

Feel free to get in touch via live chat or email, we will get back to you within the hour if we aren't at the beach that is, testing new Turkish towels.

Interest free payments

We have teamed up with our friends at Afterpay to offer you direct debit interest free payments. Simply choose your product and head on over to the checkout, select after pay and the team will do the rest. Will ship your towel that day & you'll simply pay your towel over the select period. No interest at all, jump on over the Afterpay website to find out more.

Are Turkish towels better?

Obviously yes, we understand you might be a little nervous of letting go of your current beach towel. That's why we are more than happy to help you along the way as we to, found our self in this position. Couple of things to note: Turkish towels are lightweight and pack away super small. They dry super-fast compared to your normal beach towel, along with the weave being so fine they won’t let sand get in. If sand does get it, just shake shake shake it off. These are just a few reasons why Turkish towels are better.

What is a pestemal towel?

Tradition Turkish Towels are called many things, Pestemal, Hammam towel being amongst the main 2 types however, both are essentially the same. It's a flat woven authentic bath towel, made of Turkish cotton that was used in Turkish Bath houses throughout the ages. Whilst relatively new to our beaches, people have been loving these styles of towels for decades.

How do you care for pestemal turkish towels

You love them, so all you need to do is hold your towel tight and never let it go. Or just wash it every now and then, same same.

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