House of Jude was borne out of a love of Turkish towels and a need for a cozy towel for baby Jude! Our founder, Kristina, always adored wrapping herself in Turkish towels, known as peshtemals. They are super soft and absorbent, and they dry quickly making them naturally antibacterial. They roll up to be quite compact so they are perfect for the pool and for traveling. Wanting these towels for her precious little baby, Jude, Kristina set out to find a hooded baby towel made from this traditional Turkish weave but they were nowhere to be found. Before House of Jude, Turkish towels were seemingly only enjoyed by beach goers and interior designers. That’s where House of Jude came to be – we made Turkish towels functional and accessible for families. Our towels are ethically made by hand in Turkey. And as a tree-hugging, granola-crunching family, we had no doubt that they were to be made with ultra soft, and environmentally friendly bamboo and Turkish cotton. Cotton grown in Turkey is of the best in the world – the superior growing conditions (more rainy days than sunny days) mean less water and few or no pesticides.