About Us


[Plaj: beach in Turkish]

hand-loomed in Turkey using traditional methods by local village artisans, made with the finest natural fibers and premium Turkish cotton

what is a turkish towel?

Turkish Towel (AKA peshtamal, peshtemal, pestamal, pestemal) is a traditional Turkish towel used cover oneself in the Turkish bath (hammams). Turkish people have been using this type of towel for over 600 years. Now in modern day culture, people all over the world are using these amazing towels for various uses such as:

•at home – bath, kitchen, table/chair/sofa cover
•pool
•gym
•spa / sauna
•massage
•pilates/yoga
•beach - blanket, towel or coverup
•scarf/shawl
•baby wrap / blanket
•camping

Traditionally, these are made of 100% Turkish cotton produced on hand-woven looms in Turkey. Modern day towels have evolved and other natural fiber blends are being used, as well such as: bamboo/cotton and linen/cotton blend towels.

Benefits
•Lightweight
•Thin – can fit more in your linen closet or while traveling!
•Highly absorbent
•Fast drying
•Durable
•Eco-friendly
•Versatile

Did you know?

Only 8-10 towels and 4-5 blankets can be made on one loom per day.

Making these towels is a talent and a craftsman job passed down from father to son and from family to family.

PLAJ TOWELS ARE MADE ONLY WITH AZO-FREE DYES!