The Zeytin Robe
Handcrafted by local artisans, our Turkish textiles ethically and sustainably- made in small batches with pride and designed to only get better with use.
The Zeytin has been founder, Ceren Lee's favorite textile since its introduction to the collection in 2016 and after years of perfecting its weave we are thrilled to add it to our catalogue of sustainably-made robes.
With its gorgeous subtle coloring with crimson, slate grey, and charcoal accent stripes, this textile is perfect as an addition to any outfit or decor. The porous yet dense weave of this cotton/linen blend piece gives shape to the beautiful hand and drape of the textile.
Thread Gauge: Heavy-Weight
Colorway: Crimson, slate grey, and charcoal
Fiber Blend: 60% linen / 40 % cotton
Care instructions: Our robes are all made by hand with love and recommended to be washed similarly to keep the integrity of the textile. Washing on a delicate cycle with cold water in a laundry bag is recommended if hand washing is not realistic. Visit our Product Care page for more information.
The Zeytin robe was my first purchase from Odd Bird a little over a year ago. I loved it from the moment I opened the box and after a year of laundering it has held up beautifully and has softened so much it just feels like home.
First - colour. Look at the photos of the towels - they show the actual colour, the pics of the robes do not.
Second - fabric. To be fair the comparison I had was my friends cotton robe. comparatively this is thin, rough and feels like you need to wash it a few times to soften it up. I love soft linen, this is not that. I think you could wash this a few times to make it soft and cozy - but you would need to size up as the weave is loose & it will likely shrink.
I returned. I will buy a cotton one like my friends, it's gorgeous, soft & cozy.
Thank you so much for reaching out to us with this helpful feedback! We’re sorry that you have found our Zeytin robe to be rough to the touch.
All of our textiles are woven from high quality unprocessed cottons and linens and therefore require a small period of ‘breaking in’ to reveal their true softness, as well as increase their absorbency. We opt to use these unprocessed fibers, as they increase the lifespan of the textile and ensure that the garment can and will serve you well for decades.
This ‘breaking in’ process requires a nice soak (for optimal results, include a natural fabric softener) for 4-6 hours followed with a wash and dry cycle. This soaking process allows for the threads to fully hydrate and plump and in turn, increases the absorbency of the towel. Usually this ‘breaking in’ process will take about 4-5 washes until it releases its true texture and hand. Once the initial ‘breaking in’ is complete, the towels will get better and better with time and use and will continually increase in both softness and absorbency. You can find these care instructions available on the product care section of our website.
Many Turkish towels available on the market nowadays are factory made using processed fibers, and even including polyester to obtain a luxury drape and initial softness from the get go. However, these factory-made towels tend to last for a fraction of the amount of time our towels.
We hope that this was informative and helped relieve some of your disappointment.
Additionally, if you would like to try some of our other towels, I would love to recommend a few that have a lovely initial softness that gets even better after being broken in. Our Dalga towel, Redline, and Damat fabrications are incredibly soft and are some of our very best sellers!
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to our service team at firstname.lastname@example.org, we are always happy to help!
The small but mighty team at Oddbird Co.
Love it: soft and envelopes me in glamourous comfort! Claire❤️
The Zeytin Robe
I love my Zeytin robe! It's so comfortable and it def does get softer and softer with time. It is the only thing I wear these days as a stay at home mom. (Awesome to nurse in too.) Size wise: I'm 5'2 and 107lbs, got the small and had the sleeves shortened an inch. I do wish they offered an xs in the robe just for a more flattering fit for a smaller gal. ;)