WHAT IS COTTON ?
Cotton is one of the oldest three fibers used in textile. Cotton is a plant that live one year. With the seed cultivated in Spring, a plant of which height can reach up to one meter according to the production conditions is obtained. After 80-100 days, when it reaches the highest height that it can, it blossoms in different colors from light pink to red. When these blossoms are dried and drop, a little and green pyramid shaped seed pod, which is as big as a walnut. In this seed pod, there are 4-2 seeds. In this growing process of this seed pod, which is called as cocoon, long and thin fibers appear on the seeds. After about 10 days, behalf of these long fibers on the seeds, short fluffs appear. They are called as ‘coton linter’. Cocoon’s growing after the blossom takes 40-45 days. During this growing, the fiber is like a thin shell or an empty tube connected to the seed. This part called as primer wall is made of natural oil and waxes. During the growing, walls are put up with cellulose in this outer wall. This wall, which is put up in about 20 days as 20 layers, is called secondary wall. When cocoon is fully grown, it cracks and the cotton seeds appear as covered with a fiber mass.
On a single seed, there are approximately 10.000-20.000 fibers. The fibers, which are so shiny that can be seen as colorless before cocoon opens, lose water since the moment that they touch the air; its cell fluid evaporates. Its color tarnishes and its cross section become caved in and lose its circular shape. The harvest of cotton fibers is made in between August and October months. The grown cottons are harvested time to time. The cottons harvested by hand or machines are called as cotton unseed. The harvested cottons are sent to carding machine to separate cotton from the cocoon shells and seeds. Ginned cottons are turned into bales and they are sent to spinning mills.
The cotton easily absorbs the moisture from the air. Despite the fact that, under standard conditions it absorbs 8,5% moisture, when you touch it, it can feel dry.
TURKISH COTTON ?
Turkish cotton is high quality cotton that has longer fibers. In spinning, using longer fibers prevents fibers to touch each other. The less touch helps yarn to be softer. And so, it creates an opportunity to obtain softer and more quality fabrics. Turkish cotton is grown in a small part of Aegean Region in Anatolia.
It’s known that in the first era, in weaving the second raw material used after cotton is ‘’linen’’. Linen is a plant fiber used by weaving. Weaving is a textile manufacturing technique made after learning spin yarn. These weavings were produced after they on hand baskets or fences with warp and weft thread weaving in basic weaving loom. The people who started to leave written or pictorial documents believe that the weaving idea was taught by the god.
According to Egyptians, God Isis is the one who taught the weaving; he discovered linen to wrap bodies of his sister and wife Osiris. According to Assyrians, their queen ‘’Semiramis’’ taught weaving. And Greeks claim that their rationalist god ‘’Minerva’’ discovered the weaving. Linen, which can be planted in Spring or in Autumn, is a plant that live one year. It likes humid air. The linen plants for oil or fiber are different. Fiber linen is tall and thin, the oil linen is thick and short. From the plants that at least 60 cm, fibers be used in textile can be obtained.
Bamboo, which grows without chemical pesticides or fertilizer, is 100% natural. It’s respectful to the nature; it grows very fast and renews itself. It doesn’t leave a polluter waste. The bamboo trees that are used as natural threads are turned into fiber by pulpifying after carving them. Then, it is separated from its fibers and by various machines it undergoes technical processes and it is turned into a thread. It has a light tissue, so the chillness is a special characteristic of bamboo. It helps body to breathe thanks to this fabric’s absorbing the moisture very well and air permeability. And that’s why it’s mostly preferred in summer months. It absorbs the body’s sweat faster than cotton. It breaks ultraviolet lights and it’s antibacterial. Thanks to the bamboo-kun material that it has, it’s non-allergic. When you compare bamboo with viscose and cotton fabrics, it absorbs the dye more and shows it better. It has a flexible structure. Bamboo yarn, is a white and thin yarn because of its natural structure. Despite the fact that it’s very thin, it’s quite durable against wearing off. It’s very suitable for knitting and weaving processes. Also, it can be used as a mixture with other yarn types. When it’s dyed, it turns into a sparkling appearance. Commonly, it’s used in bath towel and bathrobe manufacturing. It’s also mostly used in manufacturing of blanket, mat and socks for the reason that it’s an antibacterial material. In manufacturing of bedclothes, curtains and bed sheets manufacturers make use of bamboo fabric.
PESTEMAL TOWEL ?
Pestemal is a traditional Turkish towel that has been used for centuries in bathhouses (traditional Turkish spa). Even that they are not produced with towel fabric, it has water absorption as much as an average towel. The pestemals are big, flat and soft. They take up a space which is less than a regular towel would do. They are light, durable and long-lived. For that reason, they’re quite suitable for travels. Pestemal are not only used as towels. They can be easily used as a wrap up dressings in pool sides or sea shores.
USE OF PESTEMAL :
• Spa, Bath, Gym, Pool, Beach, Fitness, Yoga Towel, Yacht, Chair throw, Picnic Blanket, Baby Towel, Clothing(Sarong)
• Highly absortant as well fast drying,
• All while taking up far less space than a conventional towel,
• Unlike most towels, they get softer and more luscious the more you wash and use them,
• No deformation after frequent wash
• Leisure centers, SPAs, Pools, Saunas, GYM, sport/massage facilities, in the beach as a pareo,
• Home textile and Gift retailers
• As cover sheet such as tables (table cloth), book shelves etc...
* Yoga centers
* Eco Friendly
* Massage Parlor
* Guest Towel
* Baby care
* Kitchen Towel Directions For Use
• Turkish Towels become softer and more absorbent after 3 washes
• Machine wash up to 30 degrees
• Iron non-high temperature
• Don’t use bleach.