A Turkish towel is a towel made on traditional looms with long-staple Turkish cotton.
Long staple cotton is derived from the Gossypium barbadense species of cotton, which yields cotton with unusually long, silky fibers.
Over time the long fibers of the Turkish cotton open up allowing more water to absorb into the towel.
Turkish towels were invented in the 17th century in Bursa, Turkey. They also can be called Turkish peshtemal bath towels, foutas and pestemals.
All of the towels listed below are made with organic cotton and are Oeko-Tex certified.
To attain Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, the fabric has been tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health.
- Smyrna Turkish Beach Towel — 71″ by 31″ — 100% Organic cotton — Oeko-Tex certified — 425 GSM (grams per square meter) — $20
- Club Kokomo Turkish Beach & Bath Towel — 69″ by 37″ — 180 GSM (grams per square meter) — $20
- DEMMEX Turkish Beach Towel — 71″ by 39″ — 100% Organic cotton — Oeko-Tex certified — 380 GSM (grams per square meter) — $16