We are a home textile company founded by a mother of four who was tired of doing endless loads of laundry filled with bulky towels that took up way too much space and were a real pain to lug around for beach trips. She turned to flat woven Turkish towels in order to declutter, streamline and simplify both her linen closet and her life. The quality of the mass produced Turkish towels left her feeling underwhelmed. Many of the widely available flat woven towels were made from lower grade cotton and even contained synthetic materials that resulted in non absorbent and unsustainable towels.
Her quest for high quality Turkish towels prompted her to partner with her brother in Turkey and start Olive & Linen in 2016 with the goal of making premium handcrafted textiles available at an affordable price. Our textiles are handwoven on manual looms by mainly female artisans right in their homes in a small town in Turkey. We are especially proud to be able to support these families whose generational craft has largely been taken over by machine weaving. We use the highest grade, 100% long staple Turkish cotton that is free of harmful chemicals. The premium fibers and the weaving techniques we use result in super soft, highly absorbent and durable towels.
We are able to offer our products at an affordable price point by selling directly to our customers with no middlemen. The most important aspect of our business is the Olive&Linen community we have created with our customers around our common interest in ethically made, quality products that are to be used and enjoyed for years.