Our passion for premium quality and affinity to the rich heritage and authenticity of Turkish textiles was the inspiration to start Olive and Linen. We use peshtemals in our daily lives and love the versatility that it offers especially compared to traditional terry towels. They are so light, so absorbent and so beautiful. Our appreciation for peshtemals grew even more after becoming a family. The all natural soft cotton is perfect for the little ones. Packing for a family vacation or a trip to the beach is so much easier with these ultra light and compact towels not to mention the minimum amount of space they occupy in the linen closet.
The peshtemal has been around for centuries and it is still widely used in many parts of the world. Our search for the finest peshtemals took us to Denizli, Turkey where our family roots originate from. We work with a small family of weavers who still employ traditional techniques that have been passed down from older generations. The cotton fibers are grown, spun and yarn died on local farms. The peshtemals and blankets are all handwoven painstakingly on traditional looms using only the finest Turkish cotton, linen and silk.
We are delighted to be able to offer these luxurious home textiles to you straight from our weavers. We are confident that you will love them as much as we do!