All things Hammamas
So you’ve picked out your perfect Hammamas beach towel(s), have planned your trip to [insert your choice of fabulous beachside location here!] and have your car packed and ready to go. But are you making the most of your adventure…and your towel?! Read on and let us know how many more ways you use your Hammamas Turkish cotton towels by sharing your stories with us on Instagram (@hammamas.aus)
At the beach
It’s obvious you’d take your Hammamas Turkish cotton towel with you to the beach but do you know all the different ways you can use it when you’re there?!
Weighing just about 300 grams, these versatile, lightweight accessories make a great cover up after you’ve played frisby in the water. They’re also great as a sarong, dress or head wrap; or collect up the corners, sling it over your shoulder and….ta da…you’ve made it into a bag for carrying supplies for lunch.
If you’re bringing more than one (which we highly recommend) find some driftwood and create a makeshift sun shade or umbrella to keep the rays at bay with your other Hammamas.
Go matchy matchy with your towel and bathers. An easy way to do this is to choose something from the bold range, which pairs key colours from popular ranges, making it easy to mix and match!
Around your home
Don’t hide these beauties away in the cupboard when you’re not using them for your outdoor adventures. Hammamas make great shawls and scarves for those cooler days and chilly evenings. Have a look at our Boho range.
A snuggly jumbo or luxe are ideal as a blanket, bed runner or throw on your bed or chair; or sofa siesta blanket and you can update your style regularly simply by switching them around or buying a new one. Choose one in a particular shade, tone or colour and complement a party theme by using it as a tablecloth on special occasions.
Folded, hung, draped…Hammamas don’t only need to dry you at the beach; you can use it as your everyday bath towel too. Hang up or fold different colour towels together to add some fun to a neutral bathroom. Oh and of course – use it as a beach towel! Not only are they super absorbent but they’re also the perfect towel for laying down on when you’re catching some rays!
Everyday sporting fun
Kids will love their Hammamas too. They’re nice and compact so will fit easily into a school or sports bag. Take them to soccer training, swimming lessons, gymnastics…the list is endless. They dry out really quickly which means you can avoid smelly sports bags. And for other types of play – let the children pin several together and make an indoor cubby house.
Our mums think they are amazing for the babies as well because they make the most perfect nappy bag addition. They can be used as a baby wrap or change mat; and then take one along to the gym, yoga or surf session and use it as a cover-up afterwards when you’re relaxing.
What about the round or square ones?!
Our large range includes Circa and Hip Turkish towels that work well for sharing as a beach towel with the children or a giant picnic blanket. They are light to carry and you don’t have to worry if something gets spilled as they are easy to wash.
Thin and lightweight – the Unicorn of all towels, we love mixing it up and using them at the beach and then as a throw blanket. And the great news is that the type of cotton thread that they are made from means that the more you use and wash them, the softer they become!
Share the love by buying a set of Hammamas towels for a wedding or housewarming gift – some everyday luxe for your best friends too!
With love from the Hammamas team x
As we head into the school break at the end of this month you might be contemplating a last minute holiday to either escape or embrace the Aussie winter. With two adults, two children, four suitcases and a limit of 40 kilos – the luggage challenge is on for the average family mini-break. But do not fear. We asked some of our nearest and dearest and put together our top tips for packing light for your next short break. Read this and make your family holiday prep easy peasy.
1.The best things come in 3s
Three pairs of socks. Three pairs of underwear. Three t-shirts. You get the idea.
Why three? One to wear, one to wash and one drying. Unless you are going to the middle of woop woop, you will be able to wash clothes (or worst case scenario, buy some new ones!)
Multi-functioning clothes are the key – maybe you wear your daytime t-shirt that night for bed so you don’t need to take PJs at all. Choose light, quick-dry cotton-poly blends in complementary colours that handle wrinkles well.
The exception to this rule? Only take two pairs of shoes (and that includes the one you’re wearing).
2.Roll, don’t fold
Apparently the army does it this way! And kids will love it.
Rolling minimises wrinkles and reduces the amount of air taking up space between layers of fabric when you squeeze the items into your case, making your suitcase or bag into a Tardis.
If you roll socks, underwear and other small items tightly, you can shove them into your (one pair of) shoes and save even more space. You’re welcome 😉
But beware of going over the weight limit once you’ve got this technique down.
3. Use packing cubes
Never heard of them? No neither had we. Well check them out for your next holiday
Why are they good? They help us stay organised! (Ahum…apparently). There’s no one rule for how to use them. You might pack based on item: underwear and socks in one cube, shirts in one, and bottoms in the other. Or maybe pack by category: daytime, evening, beach etc. Then as your holiday progresses, you can use them to separate dirty clothes from the clean ones.
If you really commit to this tip then you can buy different colour packing cube sets for each family member of type of clothes!
No toys (ok fewer toys than usual).
Because you’re going somewhere new, there is brand new exciting stuff to see everywhere. The most unexpected things become interesting and there is so much for the little ones to take in.
Bring a new toy especially for the flight to keep the kids interested for hours.
5. Beg, borrow and steal
Well ok, just rent. You can rent pushchairs and other things like that from most destinations so don’t bother struggling with those on the plane.
6. Wear all the biggest and heaviest stuff
It may be 40 degrees but that shouldn’t stop you getting your Michelin Man on in order to save a few more kilos in your case. Wear the largest pair of shoes, coats, jumpers…you know the drill.
7. No more wheelie suitcases
What? Abandon the greatest travel invention since sliced bread?
There are two problems with wheels:
1 – Like a supermarket trolly, you are lulled into a false sense of security and don’t realise how heavy the case is becoming.
2 – The wheels steal valuable space from you. Use a backpack and get an extra few centimetres.
A backpack is also an advantage where footpaths are non-existent, streets are cobbled and there are lots of stairs.
If you just can’t leave your trusty wheelie behind then at least put heavier items at the bottom, it’s easier to roll when the weight is down there.
8. You don’t need that. Or that. Or that either
This is your new packing mantra. You can never be prepared for every eventuality. The ‘just in case’ game will only lead yo
u to trouble. On the off-chance you find you do need whatever it is that you left behind, you can most likely buy it.
8. Pack a Turkish cotton towel
This should, of course, be a priority item. It’s a towel, a sarong, changing room, it’s a blanket, it’s a privacy wall, it’s a bag, it’s a sunshade, it’s quite possibly the most versatile thing that you will pack. Oh, it’s also a skirt, a buff, a super-lightweight scarf and bandanna.
Didn’t quite manage to pack the perfect suitcase afterall? If you don’t quite manage to go super light this time, book another holiday to hone your skills.
With love and light packing vibes from the Hammamas team x