You may have often heard the term Turkish towels but probably didn’t understand the hype around it. Truth is, if you’ve tried a Turkish towel once, you’re a fan for life. If you’re planning to buy one but not sure, here are a few benefits of using them:
Turkish towels are made using Turkish cotton, famed for its extra-long fibres. And since they’re tightly woven, Turkish towels are extremely lightweight and thin. This makes them easy to store as they occupy less space. They fold up small and fit perfectly into your gym bag. Being lightweight also makes them ideal for travel – you can carry them while traveling. If you’re like me and traveling with a large family, I’m sure you know how much space towels occupy. But Turkish towels can not only save space but also weigh a lot less than regular towels.
Turkish cotton is widely known for being super absorbent. Although they’re not as absorbent as Egyptian cotton, Turkish towels are still good at absorbing moisture. But they also dry quickly, so you don’t have to worry about damp towels and harbouring mould and mildew. This is especially useful in humid climates.
Unlike ordinary towels, Turkish towels age like fine wine. The special weave on the towels makes them last for a long time. In fact, they age like fine wine. Turkish towels become soft, easy to use, and durable with every wash. You save money in the long run.
You can use Turkish towels as sarongs, beach towels, and even use them as sling bags. Turkish towels look extremely elegant and can be used for home décor – just place them casually on the lounge sofa as an accent piece. Turkish towels are also easy to maintain. You can wash them with other clothes on a regular wash cycle. But remember not to use fabric softeners as the silicone on these softeners causes build-up, making them hard over time.