petra & martine
Passionate about hammam towels
We are Martine and Petra, Dutch sisters and founders of ‘ZusenZomer’ which means ‘Sister and Summer’. We were introduced to Turkish hammam towels in 2008 and immediately we fell in love with them. Not only for their beauty, but also for their story. Evolving for over 600 years to become a highly fashionable and still such a practical summer essential. Handcrafted from high quality cotton combined with our timeless and trendy designs we have reintroduced the hammam towels to the Netherlands in 2010. Today you will find our exclusive collection in multiple countries wordwide. Not only our hammam towels but also our popular hammam bathrobes and iconic beachbags. ZusenZomer takes pride in doing business on a fairtrade basis with all our suppliers. Furthermore we are always focused on sustainability and strive to create products that are of the highest quality and as eco-friendly as possible.
100% FAIRTRADE - 100% TRADITION - 100% PASSION
SERIOUS ABOUT FAIRTRADE
Helping small family businesses
ZusenZomer is serious about fair trade. We care about good prices, decent working conditions and helping the community. We trade directly with the local companies in Tunisia and Turkey as much as possible and cut out nearly all the layers between producer and consumer. ZusenZomer helps the small family businesses with investing in new looms and ensuring a yearly production. This way we are already supporting more than four families in a small Turkish mountain village. We are proud to add to this small community and ensuring employment in this poor area for men and women!
Carefully designed and crafted
Due to the close cooperation with our suppliers, we have a good view of the quality of the hammam towels and we are very flexible with our collection. New colours, sizes and qualities are constantly appearing within the collection, adapted to the season and trends. Bringing the summer alive!