El Patito Towels are founded in 2017 by Melis and Burcu, two Turkish women who share the same ambition for fine things in life. Two entrepreneur who are based in Vienna wanted to give a contemporary touch to their grandmothers traditional Turkish towels which are globally famous for it’s high quality and cozyness Also known as Peshtemal or Hamam towels, we wanted to raise the bar and decided to produce our products with only the fines materials which are %100 cotton and produced in manually operated looms in Turkey. Hence, El Patito Towels was born and found life in beautiful city of Vienna.
All El Patito products, Towels and Bathrobes, are made of 100% organic cotton which produced by experienced artisans in the world’s finest textile region, West Turkey.
We carefully select and hand pick our products, adding final touches with handmade glass evil eye beads and organic ropes and comes in a 100% recycle packaging which shows how we carefully craft and design our products like everything in our daily life.
Our Towels has unique local design and patterns inspired by our hometown and Vienna which gives it’s contemporary look and feel leads to a bohemian style. We design the patterns and the colors in Vienna and our producer partner loomed using hand operated looming style with a hand finishing process.
Both our Turkish Towels and Bathrobes have different looming designs which changes the weight of each towel due to amount of rope used.
The peshtemal absorbs water as fast as a traditional towel, dries very quickly, takes up less space, is easy to carry and is therefore used as an alternative to the towel in bathrooms, pools, spas, beaches, sport facilities and for baby care, dog care and nowadays as a Home Deco item.
They can be used for various occasions such as bachelorette, housewarming, baby shower, anniversaries, birthdays, terrace warming, special days and holidays, etc. Limit is your imagination.
Who is Melis?
I'm a day dreamer! And a traveller. Travelling with my husband, my soulmate as much as we can and looking deeper to amazing cultures. Love to cook world cuisine, Adrenalin sports, seeking for new experiences and trying to add colors as much as possible to life.
After 13 years of marketing & corporate life in Istanbul, i got married, left everything that i built so far and moved to Vienna. Started over with the experiences in my pocket knowing that i only want to work for what i believe and be my own boss, i decided to go after my dreams which was creating a bohemian style brand. After Burcu also moved few months later to Vienna this dream of ours became real and Elpatito Brand came to life.
Who is Burcu?
After 7 years of experience in marketing and having worked in art field for 6 years, I decided to move to Vienna with my partner. Although my enthusiasm in art, I was eager to create a new initiative and we built up El Patito Towels brand.