Born in Turkey and raised in Australia, founder Ceren Alkaç-Lee lived in a perpetual juxtaposition of cultures throughout her youth.
Returning to Turkey as a mature woman versed in western fashion, sewing and design, Ceren newly discovered the incredible depth of her culture and the time-honored tradition of handcrafted work. In an effort move away from the ever-growing fast-fashion culture, OddBird was born.
"We at OddBird Co. are dedicated to bringing traditional handmade Turkish textiles to a new generation. We believe in ethically-made, small-batch fashion that is focused on quality, classic design and multi-use functionality."
Tips & Care Instructions
Like all objects meant to last a lifetime, your Turkish towel will need proper care and a little extra maintenance from time to time. Here we share how to regularly care for your pieces, and we address some common Turkish towel issues that you can take care of on your own.
For all pieces (except silk!), machine wash and tumble dry low or lay flat to dry. No special detergent needed. No fabric softener, dryer sheets, or bleach! You will find that your Turkish towel will shrink in size a little by using the drier but the payoff is the absorbency.
***We recommend dry-cleaning to maintain size for towels used as shawls.
This is a simple fix. Follow this step-by-step guide to repair an undone tassel on your Turkish towel, blanket, or scarf.
- Divide the Divide the loose threads into two roughly equal sections. threads into two roughly equal sections.
- Twist the two sections separately in a clockwise direction until each piece is twisted to the ends.
- Twist the two sections together in the opposite (counter-clockwise) direction until the two sections are twisted completely.
- Tie a knot at the end, and you’re finished!
(if you need a visual demonstration Youtube has videos on ‘Turkish towel tassel tying’) now I dare you to say THAT 10 times fast!
Simply snip the loop to be even with the rest of the loops.
Use any store-bought stain treatment, but be careful to avoid bleach. A paste made with baking soda and vinegar also works wonders and is an all natural way to remove stains.
Dry clean only. Spot clean with standard spot treatment spray and pat to dry. NEED PILLOW INSERTS? Find suggestions below...
For a Square Floor pillow we recommend (4) of the FJÄDRAR Inner Cushion available at IkeaFJÄDRAR Insert 20’x20’
NOTE FOR STUFFING THE FLOOR PILLOW:
Place each pillow insert in each corner gently, zip and fluff. We recommend that you ONLY use DOWN inserts (when stuffing the floor pillow) in place of synthetic so the stuffing meets seamlessly.
Wash in COLD water and dry in a delicate cycle... Hang dry to avoid shrinkage. REMEMBER handmade items require a little more care when laundering
Turkish Sile cloth has a vertical grain and the texture of the fabric will become more pronounced after the first wash/dry. Hang Dry to avoid shrinkage, and iron to reduce texture if desired. Dry cleaning is a great option to keep the structural integrity of the pockets, collars and overall size.
Remove sash and do not launder unless necessary. If you do need to launder the sash please hang to dry and smooth it down with your hands while wet so it remains flat. Do not tumble dry.
Wash in cold water in a delicate cycle & hang dry recommended to maintain size and structural integrity of the handwoven garment.
Our Kimono sets are designed to be oversized so they are a breeze to launder. If you throw me in the drier I will get a little smaller but I will be buttery soft and the true texture of my textile will emerge.
Towel Measurements: 40"x80"
Some towels may look larger than others based on texture and grain. Linen towels tend to pull along the vertical grain once washed and may appear more narrow, but all towels are woven on the same 40" loom.
We want you to love your purchase guys! Bottom line.... So if you are not completely satisfied, please let us know and we will work to make it right.
Due to the handwoven nature of our products, there may be slight variations in shades of color and quirky imperfections in the weave of the textile. We like to think that these variations are something to be celebrated and add to the beauty of owning a handmade or vintage item. We work to ensure that any imperfection or inconsistency never compromise the integrity of the item and that it only adds character we think our customers will enjoy.
Oddbird Co. offers returns for store credit or exchange for items in new condition that have been purchased within 30 days. Orders with extenuating circumstances are happily managed on a case by case basis. If you have any concerns with your order please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. Be sure to include the full name associated with your order, as well as your order number.
Once your request for return or exchange has been processed, a return label will be sent to your email. Once your return is received, you can expect your store credit code or refund to be initiated within 1-2 business days.
Custom-made orders and ‘sale’ purchases are final sale.
Need a specific sized pillow to fit a bed, bench or bay window? Have some references and can’t find the rug of your dreams? Perhaps you have a space that needs some TLC and are low on inspiration? The girls at Oddbird Co. are equipped to work with you to help make your space perfect.
Can't find the right fit? Our clothing is made in small batches so we can easily accommodate custom measurements.
OddBird brings a handmade eclectic feel to any place of business, so if you have a boutique hotel to furnish, or would like to stock OddBird in your store location, please review our wholesale catalog and submit your request for consideration.