Our artisans in Turkey who create these incredible textiles are a family who has dedicated themselves to weaving on century-old looms in Anatolia for five generations, to produce sustainable textiles for beach & bath. The pieces are made using certified organic cotton and linen on hand-operated looms. Family members, headed by Ali, work together to create these unique pieces.
They collect the fine cotton & linen fibres, warp the yarns, hand-weave the fabrics and tie the tassels – it's all in the family. This maintains the heritage and ancestral skills that have been handed down for over a century. And preserves the ability to preserve this incredibly valuable tradition through further generations.
"From early childhood, I admired my father and my elder brothers at the weaving loom. Playing with the wheel of the loom was my favourite play as a child. I have devoted myself to this skill since I wove my first piece at the age of 14. Now my children are themselves growing into the craft and learning our family traditions."
- Ali, Head artisan, recognized by UNESCO as a Living Human Treasure.