Selim Aykiran, founder and designer of TTC Home, has a long and rich history in the textile world. Selim was born in Istanbul,Turkey, a country known for it’s rich textile traditions. He left in 1972, to go to school in London, England. After completing his degree in Textile and Apparel design in London, he opened a fashion store on South Moulton Street in 1977 selling high-end casual wear from Italy. He moved to Bologna Italy in 1978 and was the European agent for Italian brands Americanino and Forza12 jeans hailing from Padova, Italy. As part of GFD group, they moved their operations to Centergross, which became the fashion hub of Europe. Selim was designing and selling jeans, tee shirts, sweat shirts and denim shirts. This is when Americanino and Forza12 began to flourish. From there, Selim became involved with Diesel jeans, Ball jeans, Replay, CP company, Sirio shirts and Stone Island under Formula Groupo. He was the first representative to bring these fashion brands to New York in 1979. He helped create the “jean craze” during the 70-80’s in America. He lived between Italy and New York until 1999.
Between 1998 and 1999, while visiting Turkey, he met master weaver Urguplu in Bursa Turkey. Selim was completely enthralled with towel weaving and started to buy as many weaving machines as he could find. These machines are no longer made as they are over 100 years old. Selim has one of the few towel factories still producing towels with these weaving machines.
The quality of these towels cannot be duplicated with high-speed machines. To make towels this way is more labor intensive as you need one weaver per machine. However, once you try these towels, everyone says they are incomparable to a towel made on high speed equipment. Selim also uses Organic Bergama Turkish cotton. This cotton is grown in the Agean region know for it’s rich soils and minerals. Turkish cotton is of the highest quality, yielding long-staple (fiber) cotton which increases durability and drape. Turkish cotton becomes softer, fluffier and more absorbent over time and with successive washings.
The towels we use all over the world were first woven in Bursa, Turkey back in the 18th century. So it is befitting that Selim built his factory here. He works with a number of master weavers who produce the towels. Selim personally designs and oversees the production. He is proud to maintain this weaving tradition and bring this special product to the world.
The towels have been known under the brand Turkish Towel Collection as this name was used from 2000 until recently. Selim has sold his towels under private label to Ralph Lauren, Gump’s, Barney NY, Wynn Hotel among others. As Selim is expanding into other home textiles, TTC Home was recently launched to encompass his broader vision.
Wash towel(s) in cold water twice before use.
Please do not use fabric softener or bleach.
Washing the natural towels before use begins the "breaking in" process, making them softer and more absorbent.
The beauty of this towel comes from the high quality cotton fiber and the methods employed while making this towel.
Several washings are required for 100% cotton towels to achieve their maximum absorbency and fluff.
Please note that some pulled threads after initial washings are normal due to the nature of the organic cotton used. Carefully cut any pulled threads using a pair of scissors.
The more you wash the towels the softer they become.
Exclusively produced by Turkish Towel Collection® for your comfort.
This towel is made using the finest organic cotton produced in Turkey and manufactured in our own factory in Bursa, using traditional methods of Turkish towel making of four hundred years.
We hand loom and yarn dye our cotton to provide you with the best quality and design for the ultimate luxury experience.
The Highest Form of Art Comes to Life
Sophisticated yet Traditional Superior Quality Only first harvest 100% Organic Bergama Cotton from the Aegean Sea Region are used to produce our unique towels. Enhance Your Bathing Experience with 17th Century Traditionally Hand Loomed Works of Art
DOUBLE THREAD LOOP FOR SUPERIOR ABSORBENCY
1250 LOOPS PER INCH
EACH TOWEL HAND LOOMED BY MASTER WEAVERS IN
CLASSIC DESIGNS IN JACQUARD WEAVES FOR
ENDURING QUALITY AND BEAUTY
GENEROUSLY SIZED FOR COMFORT
MAINTAINS ITS LUXURIOUS FEEL AFTER MANY WASHINGS
NATURAL COLOR FAST DYES
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