FAQ's

WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT MY STOWAWAY?

Inspired by beach lovers from all walks of life, we create functional yet aesthetically beautiful towels. They are:

  • Lightweight
  • Fast drying
  • Large in size but very compact making them ideal for travel
  • Made of a unique flat weave that repels sand
  • Hygienic as their loose weave is designed to breath so they hold mildew like non-breathable towels
  • Eco-efficient as they take up much less room in the wash than ordinary towels and need to be washed less often due to their breathable weave
  • Get softer and more absorbent with each wash
  • Very versatile in use. You can use them as a beach or bath towel, a scarf, a yoga mat, a throw, a baby wrap, a table runner or as a picnic blanket.

HOW SHOULD I CARE FOR MY STOWAWAY?

Please see our Towel Care Guide

WHY SHOULD I SOAK MY STOWAWAY BEFORE USING IT?

This allows the long cotton fibres to bloom and expand ensuring maximum absorbency and softness. The easiest way to do this is to soak them in a bath overnight. Ring them out in the morning by hand and then let them air dry. You only need to do this once, there's no need to repeat this in the future.

WHERE WAS MY STOWAWAY MADE?

Our towels are ethically produced in Denizli, Turkey; an area famous for its quality textile industry. They are woven using traditional methods and their tassels are hand tied and knotted by local women in their homes allowing them to financially contribute to their household. By purchasing a Stowaway you are helping to preserve this ancient craft and to provide income to these families of weavers.

WHATS SO GREAT ABOUT TURKISH COTTON?

Turkish cotton is premium cotton that has extra long fiber which results in fewer joins. Fewer joins results in stronger and smoother cotton threads. The results in light, soft and absorbent towels.

You can learn more about what makes Turkish cotton so great here.

BUT I'VE ALWAYS HEARD GREAT THINGS ABOUT EGYPTIAN COTTON?

Egyptian Cotton is known for its absorbency, which is especially suited for clothing and sheets. However, in towels too much absorbency means that a towel won't dry and can even become wet in humid climates all by themselves.

Turkish Cotton provides the perfect balance between absorbency and softness which makes it the best yarn to be used in towels. This means that your Stowaway provides you with maximum absorbency and efficient drying.

WHAT DOES Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 MEAN?

Oeko-Tex certification ensures that our products surpass the global standard for being free from harmful chemicals and synthetics making them safe for the whole family.

To attain Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification, our fabric has been tested and certified to be free from harmful levels of more than 100 substances known to be harmful to human health. This is a voluntary certification that must be updated annually and is conducted by an independent third party.

I'VE STILL GOT QUESTIONS 

If you have any further questions, comments or queries about Stowaway then feel free to contact us.