Author Archives: Dimitry Apollonsky

How Our Artisan Turkish Towels & Pestemal Are Made

Artisan weaving Pestemal

Who Are The Artisans? From Left to Right:  Süzan, Özcan, Durmuş, Sezai, Osman, Remzi. These 6 artisans are the ones who loomed your pestemal. Osman himself has more than 45 years experience hand-looming towels.

The Secret to Fresh Smelling Towels

Not a lot of things get me as excited & pumped as reading about life hacks that are actually useful. Here’s one I discovered through a LOT of trial and error You probably take the time and wash your towels whenever they start to act suspicious. Even if you wash your towels every week, they might […]

Bamboo Towels & What You Need to Know

pink bamboo pestemal

What Are Bamboo Towels? You’ve probably heard about bamboo towels. Maybe you’ve felt one at a store somewhere and wondered about them. What is a bamboo towel? A bamboo towel is a type of towel made out of bamboo fibres. Modern bamboo clothing is clothing made from either 100% bamboo yarn or a blend of bamboo and […]

Our First Day In Turkey (Part 1)

We got back from Turkey two days ago, tired and exhausted. Now that we’ve rested up a bit we wanted to recount our trip and describe everywhere we went. During our trip, we made some amazing friends from some unexpected places…we hope you all get the chance to visit Turkey some day too! We arrived in […]

4 Reasons We Love Turkey (And You Should Too!)

We talk about Turkey a lot here at loombrand, but what’s the big deal? Here are 4 great reasons we absolutely adore Turkey, and why you should too. 4) The Food Is Absolutely Delicious Kofta Kebob Turkish meatball, usually made out of beef or lamb, mixed with spices and/or onions. Want to make it? Here’s a […]

5 Of Our Favorite Artisan Products from Etsy

We love artisan products, so we decided to do a roundup of some of our favorite artisan products throughout all of Etsy. Green Bean Natural Soy Candles Why We Like Them Made from pesticide free soy wax. Each candle is handmade in the USA. Organic, Vegan & GMO free! What the maker says: Soy wax burns […]

Turkish Cotton vs Egyptian Cotton

what are turkish towels? an exhaustive guide

So you’re looking to buy yourself a nice new bath towel set. Great! One of the first things you must decide is what kind do you want? The textile market is utterly saturated with different companies marketing different terms to try to trick uneducated consumers. Is Pima cotton really the best cotton in the world (psst. […]

How Turkish Towels & Pestemal Are Made

Have you wondered how exactly Turkish towels are made? What makes them different from a regular towel? The video below contains a few words directly from our manufacturer in Babadag, along with clips that illustrate the incredible care and effort that go into making each of our pestemal towels. The crafting of pestemals is a tradition that has been […]