Staycation to Turkey with Loomist
Sometimes staying at home means dreaming of a faraway land and being transported on the magical journeys we wish to take. At www.yesshemay.com, we have met so many creative and talented women over the last few years as we searched the world for women owned brands consumers could fall in love with. We know the brands that will make you think about traveling again. Today we want to connect you with Nilufer Sener and Cigdem Toraman; two women that see that the art of Turkish textile tradition could inspire a more beautiful and fairer world. Enter Loom.ist, their line of elegant resort wear and home textiles that are hand-loomed by women artisans as part of the rich tradition of Turkish textile creation and design. “Every corner of Turkey has beautiful textiles that have been loomed for centuries. My dream is to support the incredible women making them and introduce their work to a global market” Nilufer said.In addition to celebrating Turkish tradition, Cigdem and Nilufer are guided by ethics and fair trade. Loom.ist sources its high-quality, hand-made materials from local Turkish artisans, investing in women-led businesses, family enterprises, and community cooperatives. “I remember the fabrics swinging like balloons in the rough sea wind after being washed in the Black Sea,” Cigdem recalled of her upbringing in Sile, a beach town located along Turkey’s Black Sea Coast. “But, over time, the women stopped weaving, and the looms slowly started to disappear. I do not want these fabrics—and the traditions behind them—to be lost. That is why ithas been my dream to bring Sile fabric back to the modern world.”
Come in Cunda Kimono, Tunic V-neck Dress, and Sile Slip Dress, the cotton and linen blend beachwear is comfortable and lightweight and great for hot and humid weather while maintaining a feminine and stylish silhouette. It can be worn from a day of fun in the sun or out to a seaside dinner. They are extremely versatile items for the beach bound as well as closet staples for your casual summer wardrobe.
Turkish textile meets French Rivera chic. These silky, soft-touch towels are 39 inches wide by 67 inches long and each come in beautiful shades of ink, aqua and yellow with while stripes. Light weight but great at absorbing water, this is a must for those who are beach bound or for spending time near a swimming pool and is also versatile to wrap around your waist as a sarong. It can even be used as a fashionable throw to cover yourself for a nap on a lounger or on a plane.
Turkish Bath Towel
Nothing says luxury more than the soft and decadent Turkish towels. Long admired by many as the ultimate indulgence, the extra-long and fine fibers used are as soft as a cloud and as absorbent as a sponge.
The hand tied fringe finishes the towels in a way that make you feel as if you are staying in an amazing 5-start hotel in Istanbul. Let this set take you and your loved ones to that special place that always make you feel pampered and cared for.
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Turkish Cotton Double-Sided Throw
Woven with 100% Turkish cotton, this generously sized throw: 38 inches by 65 inches comes in beige and light blue. They are opulent to the eyes and soft to the touch. It is an elegant gift for someone with a summer house on the shore, or anyone who needs an extra throw for their living room sofa!