A Couple from Turkey

Hello, we’re Zeynep & Bora. We’re a Turkish couple who loves to travel, and we’re passionate about the earth we’re lucky enough to call home. We bring our love of artisanal traditions, nature, and travel to everything we do at Cottonist.

Growing up in Turkey, we depended on cotton towels for travelling, camping, the beach, and home use. When we moved to Canada, we missed having high-quality cotton textiles. Mass-produced towels felt coarse and bulky to us. We founded Cottonist in 2017 to bring the cotton products we love to our friends in Toronto and to a growing customer base around North America.

We have partnered with local artisans in Turkey, who create our beautiful home textiles made from 100% cotton. We believe that ethical business has the power to build positive connections around the globe. Our towels and blankets bring a traditional Turkish craft to Americans and support local artisans in Turkey with a living wage.

At Cottonist, our mission is built around quality, sustainability, and responsibility. We create beautiful, sustainably crafted cotton products that help you to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. We hope that they’ll bring a touch of joy and comfort into your life, from our home to yours.