What the heck is a Turkish towel?

Put simply, it's your new favorite towel. Their history stems from Turkish baths and are considered the first towel ever. They're large, thin towels, typically with fringes.

How are these different from "regular" towels? 

The biggest difference is the type of weave. A Turkish towel is a flat weave where a "regular" towel is a terry cloth (loop weave). The flat weave allows the towel to be compact, super absorbent and fast drying. The Bali Market towels are 100% Turkish cotton which get softer and more absorbent over time vs. a terry cloth towel that can get stiff and scratchy with prolonged use.

Can I wash and dry them?

Yes, you can wash on gentle with a small amount of detergent (you really don't need much) and tumble dry low, or air dry. They dry quickly and it's important not to over-dry your towel.

How do I use a Turkish towel?

There are so many ways to use a Turkish towel. Here's a few to get you started: 

bath towel, beach towel, beach cover-up, hair towel, hot yoga mat towel, light throw blanket, scarf, shawl, blanket or pillow on the plane, wall tapestry, picnic blanket, table cloth...

What if I hate it? 

We're all about living with things we love, so if you don't love your towel we will work with you to remedy the issue. We just want you to be happy. Learn more about our 365 day "Simple Guarantee".


My towel has pink splotches. What happened?

Pink splotches or otherwise light discoloration, is caused by bleach. Most commonly this occurs when bleach residue is in the washer from a previous load, or from beauty products containing Benzoyl Peroxide. This is not from a defect in the towel, just a natural reaction from a bleaching agent.