The perfect towel

January 30, 2017

The perfect towel

Handwoven on traditional looms from 100% Ethiopian cotton, these luxurious towels are a joy to own.

The quality and workmanship is of the highest standard, and it's great to know that they are made by artisans who enjoy the benefits of a Fairtrade workplace. Spinners and weavers are paid well and receive assistance with healthcare, banking and further education. 

Oromo towels are great for the beach or the bathroom. Super absorbent and a classic design, available in four colourways.

We spoke to Hamlin supporter, Hayley, who loves her Oromo towel.

"My sister has been volunteering for Hamlin for about two years and last year when the on-line store got crazy busy at Christmas, I came in and helped with packing on-line orders.

The women who volunteer on Mondays are so diverse, in age and occupation, and it was such a buzz to come to Hamlin HQ. Their ages range from 63-23 and its fascinating that within the 40 year age gap they have forged such awesome friendships and teamwork through their mutual passion for Catherine Hamlin's work.

A day at the beach in January during the Christmas break was their opportunity for a catch up and a chance to use the beautiful Oromo towels my sister bought my family for Christmas.

I took my Oromo with me to Greece on a recent holiday and I received so my compliments about it every time I used it. My friends were envious that not only did I have a beautiful towel, it packed away into nothing and dried in the blink of an eye after a day on the beach. No having to pack a soggy towel in my luggage! They are woven by hand in Ethiopia using only local hand spun cotton and natural dyes. The towels are definitely my favourite thing."

Oromo towels are available in a range of colours here.