Also called Hammam towels, Turkish towels are much lighter in weight and faster drying than standard bath towels but even more absorbent and durable. Weighing only a third of what typical terry towels would, they are easy to store and transport. This makes them great for taking to the pool, beach, gym, or even a picnic. The beautiful, fringed textile art can also be used as tablecloths, yoga mat covers, summer blankets or scarves. The flat weave, as opposed to the conventional loop/pile construction, also makes them less likely to trap allergens. The 100% cotton is machine washable, and it will only become softer with each wash.
Some of these Turkish towels celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Annika Rimala’s Tasaraita (Even Stripe) pattern. The pattern was first featured on unisex shirts, and half a century later, still serves as a symbol of equality for the Finnish brand Marimekko. Their neutral colorway of cream and black is contrasted by a pop of green, perfect for welcoming the lush life that will soon spring up. The others feature Carina Seth Andersson's Orkanen (Hurricane) pattern, which depicts the disorder such storms cause with a sea of blue dots.
The bold, effusive prints and textiles of Marimekko are the first to come to mind for many when thinking about Finnish design. Founded in 1951 by Finnish couple Viljo and Armi Ratia, the name Marimekko translated literally means "Mary-dress." Marimekko’s impact reaches beyo... More Marimekko