PESHTEMALS

EMRE & TEAM | IZMIR, TURKEY

CULTURAL CRAFT
 

The craft of Peshtemal weaving has been embedded in the Turkish culture for centuries. Traditionally used for privacy in hamams (baths), the Turkish Pesthemal is a useful towel thanks to its fast absorbing properties. Our Peshtemals are hand-woven by a group of Makers in Turkey’s Aegean coast who use traditional crafting techniques that honor their ancestors craft.

CULTURAL CRAFT

The craft of Peshtemal weaving has been embedded in the Turkish culture for centuries. Traditionally used for privacy in hamams (baths), the Turkish Pesthemal is a useful towel thanks to its fast absorbing properties. Our Peshtemals are hand-woven by a group of Makers in Turkey’s Aegean coast who use traditional crafting techniques that honor their ancestors craft.

PROCESS

 

Emre is the lead designer who takes inspiration from daily life and nature. Woven on traditional shuttle looms, this group of makers take the time needed to craft Peshtemals that are true to the traditional crafting process their ancestors used before them. Let's take a closer look at the process:

 

 

 

DESIGN

 

Emre is inspired by everyday items he interacts with on his daily life. From food to the landscape that surrounds him in Izmir, his design patterns are a representation of the small things in life, like pasta. He starts by drawing the design on a piece of paper and making a weaving mold as seen here on the right.

 

 

 

MATERIALS

 

Emre works with a local network of cotton farmers who spin the fibers into yarns for weaving. Farmers in his network use organic farming practices to grow their cotton.

 

 

 

 
 
 

IMPACT

 

Emre and his five person team handle every aspect of production in their Atelier. Emre has created a safe working space that provides a steady dignified living for each worker. They're committed to the use of traditional wooden looms - a production process that takes more time than the common mechanical looms that are now the norm.

 

 

 
 
EACH PURCHASE FUNDS
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
FOR EMRE AND THE TEAM
 
I set aside 10% of profits from the sale of each basket and use it to fund Business Development Projects for the Makers.  

 

 

CULTURAL CRAFT
 
The craft of Peshtemal weaving has been embedded in the Turkish culture for centuries. Our Peshtemals are hand-woven by a group of Makers in Turkey’s Aegean coast who use traditional crafting techniques that honor their ancestors craft.

PROCESS

 

Emre is the lead designer who takes inspiration from daily life and nature. Woven on traditional shuttle looms, this group of makers take the time needed to craft Peshtemals that are true to the traditional crafting process their ancestors used before them. Let's take a closer look at the process:

 

 

PROCESS

 

Emre is the lead designer who takes inspiration from daily life and nature. Woven on traditional shuttle looms, this group of makers take the time needed to craft Peshtemals that are true to the traditional crafting process their ancestors used before them. Let's take a closer look at the process:

DESIGN

Emre is inspired by everyday items he interacts with on his daily life. From food to the landscape that surrounds him in Izmir, his design patterns are a representation of the small things in life, like pasta. He starts by drawing the design on a piece of paper and making a weaving mold as seen here on the right.

MATERIALS

Emre works with a local network of cotton farmers who spin the fibers into yarns for weaving. Farmers in his network use organic farming practices to grow their cotton.

IMPACT

Emre and his five person team handle every aspect of production in their Atelier. Emre has created a safe working space that provides a steady dignified living for each worker. They're committed to the use of traditional wooden looms - a production process that takes more time than the common mechanical looms that are now the norm.

EACH PURCHASE FUNDS
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
FOR THE WORKSHOPS

I set aside 10% of profits from the sale of each basket and use it to fund Business Development Projects for the Makers.  



EXPLORE OUR PESHTEMAL COLLECTION

EXPLORE OUR PESHTEMAL COLLECTION

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DESIGN

 

Emre is inspired by everyday items he interacts with on his daily life. From food to the landscape that surrounds him in Izmir, his design patterns are a representation of the small things in life, like pasta. He starts by drawing the design on a piece of paper and making a weaving mold as seen here on the right.

 

 
MATERIALS

 

Emre works with a local network of cotton farmers who spin the fibers into yarns for weaving. Farmers in his network use organic farming practices to grow their cotton.

 


 

IMPACT

Emre and his five person team handle every aspect of production in their Atelier. Emre has created a safe working space that provides a steady dignified living for each worker. They're committed to the use of traditional wooden looms - a production process that takes more time than the common mechanical looms that are now the norm.

 



 

EACH PURCHASE FUNDS
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
FOR EMRE AND THE TEAM

 

I set aside 10% of profits from the sale of each basket and use it to fund Business Development Projects for the Makers.  

 

EXPLORE OUR PESHTEMAL COLLECTION