Bubble Towels...What's not to love ?

These are our ‘Bubble’ towels ... & I have to say it was love at first sight. With their gorgeous bright colours and bubbly texture ...what’s not to love

Venturing away from the traditional turkish peshtemal, our Bubble towels are not a flat weave.... but a looped weave. In fact, they are more like what we know as a terry towel or ‘havlu’ as they are known in Turkey. Inspired by the handwoven peshtemals, they have the texture and design of a turkish towel and beautifully hand twisted tassels. Super big and snuggly, they are perfect for bath or beach time.  

A bit about the history of ‘havlu’ - the indispensable terry towel that we all know and love..... 

‘Havlu’  means ‘with loops’ in Turkish and quite simply describes the looped weave used to achieve the textured terry towel fabric. The terry towel that we all know and love, was first brought to the UK from Turkey in the 1850s by the famous towel company W.M Christy & Sons Ltd. A long established manufacturer of household linens and the inventor of the first industrially produced looped cotton, Christy’s son discovered peshtemals while travelling in Istanbul. He worked with Turkish weavers to develop the method for weaving the looped pile fabric that we now know as terry towelling. The first Christy towel factory opened in 1850.

 North Wales Wild Swimming

Our Bubble Towels have become a big hit in North Wales where we live. Loved for its beautiful mountain lakes and miles of stunning coastline, it's become a haven for all year round wild swimmers. The Bubble Towel seems to have become a wild swimming 'must have' locally.  

This is Ned & his Bubble Towel...still smiling after a chilly September swim in Llyn Hafod near where we live.