Hammam Towels - Perfect for Summer

April 16, 2021

Hammam Towels - Perfect for Summer

Three of the Best Hammam Towels

Hammam towels - sometimes spelt hamam  and also known as peshtemals - owe their origins to the bathhouses in Ancient Rome. Super light and compact, the cloths were adapted by the Turkish culture, where most of them are still made today. These traditional towels have been adapted for contemporary use as a fashion or home accessory: aside from their aesthetic beauty, they are supremely practical; they enjoy the same absorbency as 'normal' towels, and dry more quickly, so are the perfect solution for holidays, from beach towel to sarong, to take to the gym or to go swimming. They can also be used as a scarf, a wrap, or as a throw.


Cabana Stripe Towel

Make a statement on the beach with this lovely summery cabana stripe towel.  Lightweight, quick-drying, and much more practical than a standard beach towel this Pestemal is super-versatile and makes a great gift or a must-have holiday accessory.  Featuring a bold colour with contrasting white stripe and hand-tied fringe, it folds away into its own bag so can be used to transport other beach must-haves.


Hamam Towel / Travel Pillow


This lovely hamam towel/travel pillow features a bold colour with contrasting white stripe and hand-tied fringe.  Generously sized yet lightweight, compact, multi-use and quick to dry so perfect for holidays or those on the move - think backpacking, gap-year, festivals, camping and more.  Perfect poolside when the temperature is soaring.

It folds away into its own bag so can be used as a travel pillow - and it's big enough to slip in your sunblock and sunnies!




Weighing in at just 200g, this lightweight hamam towel comes in a range of colours, each combined with a warm grey stripe and finished with a hand-tied fringe. Generously-sized yet folds away to practically nothing - a fantastic travel towel when space is at a premium.


Our hamam towels are prewashed for softness and to kickstart the natural absorbency of the cotton, meaning they arrive soft, ready for use and can only improve with every wash. What's not to love?