GlobeIn January 2016 Box Spoiler #2 + Coupon
The theme for the upcoming GlobeIn January 2016 Box is… Bathe! More from GlobeIn:
This month we invite you to celebrate the bath. So much more than just a perfunctory routine, bathing is one of our most intimate rituals of relaxation and renewal. For many of us who lead busy lives, the shower is the one sure place to which we are able to make a daily retreat, and where we may tend, gently, to the rejuvenation of both body and mind.
We hope that January’s collection of products, handcrafted from some of nature’s own most luxurious materials, inspire you to indulge in this most precious of time-outs and enjoy all the softness, smoothness, and scents that come with it.
And the latest spoiler is:
It is little surprise that a culture famous for its bathhouses would also be renowned for its finely woven towels. Since 2004, when he established his small business Bambu Tekstil, Turkish artisan Oktak Esgin has been infusing longstanding traditions with global innovation.
After 14 years of working in the professional world, Oktak’s determination to bring more employment to his hometown led him to embark on his own venture. Oktak has successfully brought both new materials and new products to the market, and is constantly in search of new technologies to bring to his craft. He employs 45 members of his community.
Your soft new cotton hand towel is the result of Oktak’s dedication to traditional craft combined with an eye for inspiration from around the globe.
Each Bathe Box will come with a Pestemal Bath Towel from Turkey (Retail $25). Colors will vary.
A small town in Denizli, Buldan has historically boasted production of the finest hand-loomed cottons in Turkey. In the Ottoman period, resident weavers were tasked with weaving the outfits of sultans. Even today, almost every household contains a loom.
Guler Sucu is a member of Atlas, a growing organization of weaving families in Buldan whose members earn a living through sharing their ancient craft with global customers. While her husband looms, Guler creates the towel’s characteristic fringes. Each fringe supports some cost of her home, whether a school book for her children or firewood for the stove.
A traditional accessory to the Turkish bath, your 100% cotton pestemal towel absorbs water faster than a regular towel, dries quickly, and folds up small.
Measurements: 39 x 67 in (100 x 170 cm)
Suggested use: Tote along to the pool or use for baby care. Machine wash in warm or cold water with like colors. Line dry or dry gently, avoiding drier sheets or high heat.
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