Summer is just around the corner! It’s nearly time to hit the beach and start working on that fresh new tan. As you start getting ready for the long weekends away and lazy afternoons on the sand, make sure you check out the new range of beautifully crafted lightweight towels byOttoloom. Made from organic cotton or linen which do not hold sand due to their flat weave, these exquisite towels come in a variety of colours and styles that make for great summer accessories such as scarves, sarongs, picnic blankets and tables cloths. All of the towels are hand-made by families in Southern Turkey who have weaved for centuries. Each family weaves a specific style on their own traditional wooden loom, meaning every towel you purchase can be traced back to its maker. Founder Anna Williams had heard about pestamels (towels) used in Turkish baths and thought they sounded like a beautiful and practical product. Determined to bring them to New Zealand, she set out on an adventurous trip to Turkey, where a chance meeting enabled her to source 100% organic hand loomed towels. Get yourself set for summer or give a Christmas gift as practical as it is beautiful by checking out Ottoloom towels online. Prices range from $49.95 - $64.95 for organic cotton and $99 for natural linen.