what bedestan stands for
objects we bring into our routines should be made to delight and to last forever. made in harmony with the world—sustainable in essence, make, and use.
bedestan was founded on this approach: on sustainability, quality, and tradition. from our robes to our towels, you’ll find these things in each of our products. a simple form of intimacy, time-tested in the world famous Turkish bathing rituals.
bedestan curates the best textiles that Turkey has to offer. loomed, used, and loved in Anatolia for generations.
what is a pestemal?
pesh - te - mal
pestemals are towels traditionally used in Turkish baths.
the pestemal absorbs water as fast as a traditional towel, dries quicker, and takes up less space. because of this, it is especially ideal for traveling, camping, haircare and baby care.
pestemals are an eco-friendly and ethical alternative to regular terry-cloth towels, both in their make and use. they require ~30% less energy to launder and release no synthetic fibers to the water.
our pestemals are made from 100% natural turkish cotton & linen and can be used for variety of purposes: as picnic spreads, throws, beach towels and scarves. they are made to last for years.