Turkishtowels.com Complaint - Turkish or Chinese? - Towels

Review by aButterfly on 2008-12-19
I bought some towels from this company and had thought they were Turkish towels since the name of the company....

Well the tag said "Made in China" I do not know if all are made in China but some are??
Comments:9 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-02-01
Posted by D on 2008-12-19:
The phrase "Turkish towels" is a generic definition of very thick thick towel material...
It has zip to do with the country of origin...
Posted by Ben There on 2008-12-19:
Turkish towels can be made anywhere, but Egyptian cotton can only come from Egypt.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2008-12-19:
what 'bout Southern cotton??
Posted by Ben There on 2008-12-19:
Southern cotton comes from Wal Mart.
Posted by D on 2008-12-19:
Turkish towels have a particular little loop in the weave that allows it to absorb more moisture than a plain woven fabric...betcha didn't know that....
Posted by aButterfly on 2009-02-01:
Now to address the Egyptian Cotton theory...Many sites have it stated as "Although historically it all came from Egypt, today “Egyptian” cotton is also produced in other countries. It still complies with the original Egyptian standards of quality, including a 1 1/4- to 2-inch staple, compared, for example, with Pima cotton’s 7/8-inch staple"

Be aware that the type of cotton presents another area in which labels can be misleading—some may say Egyptian cotton, but in fact may contain only one percent. Look for labels that say 100% or pure Egyptian cotton.


Yvesdelorme.com quoted
Posted by aButterfly on 2009-02-01:
Posted by aButterfly on 2009-02-01:
Yes it is not absolutely necessary to have a towel made in Turkey to be a Turkish towel...

Yet...Turkish towels are mostly machine made and you can get cheap duplicates of the original. You need to always know about the material with which it has been made, though cotton is the best; many towels made of terrycloth are passed off as cottons. The next criterion is its weight; it should be measured as ounce per square yard. Though 14 oz sq/yd is the standard, sometimes 12 oz sq/yd is also given. And finally, the style and cut of the towel also matters. It was a very important part of Turkish social life and continues to be so.

YET according to Turkishtowels.com and I quote the site "The Turkish towel is known in history as plush comfortable towel used as an expression of hospitality to welcome guests in the home. Turkishtowels.com wanted the highest quality of products for our customers. Therefore, we selected a towel made in Turkey where towel production is a great industry making Turkey one of the three top suppliers in the world. Here is where quality counts".
This is on thier site so a customer should be able to believe that what they are advertising is true.

Posted by BokiBean on 2009-02-01:
Are you going to return them? They seem to have a good 90 day (no use) return policy in place. In fact, they'll pay the shipping for return. They're a member of BBB online and have a couple of phone numbers listed for comments/complaints on their website.

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