The best, of course, is the original Turkish hammam towel also called the fouta, which simply means “cloth” in most of the Levantine countries. It’s light, it has you wrapped up, it doesn’t retain sand, it dries quickly and doesn’t take up too much space in the bag. Turkish cotton is to be preferred, of course, but Egyptian cotton is just as suitable. Authentic foutas are striped, most often with a two-tone design, sometimes with a diamond weave pattern called “Bosphorus diamond”.
We love the Parachute brand, because the founder Ariel Kaye, who came from the world of advertising, managed to create her ideal line of household linen and make it a success story. The most popular is the Wetcat, pre-washed and absorbent from the first use. We love their motto: “Hug yourself”.