Organic and environmentally certified luxurious designs – inspired by Turkish culture and nature. We cannot get our hands down!
At Malukka, we have a great passion for sustainability, environmental concerns and fair working conditions for all our associates – without compromising with our overall concept and vision – presenting creative and unique Turkish products in aesthetic inspiring designs and super quality. Thus, it is with great joy that we hereby introduce organic GOTS and OEKO-TEX certified products at our webshop. Towels, bed linen and bathrobes in first-class organic cotton, from the Aegean region of Turkey – one of the leading manufacturers of organic cotton in the world.
Truly special and luxurious designs in a great quality and with an inspiring ethnic expression.
The story behind
The Aegean region of Turkey has long and renowned traditions in the field of textile and wool production. The area has been inhabited by many different civilizations throughout history and in the years around the Birth of Jesus, it developed into a central meeting point for trading between Europe and Asia. The fertile land – among the locals called “The Aegean gold,” contributed to create great wealth and the establishment of vast cosmopolitan cities, with organized banking systems, schools, and theaters. Especially famous was the area around Pamukkale, where the beautiful white calcite terraces and thermal water, also in ancient times, attracted both tourists and traders.
One of the biggest and wealthiest cities in the region, at the time, was Laodikeia. Laodikeia had, at their primetime, well over 80000 inhabitants from near and far. The city even had its own currency. Laodikeia, originally called Diospolis – meaning “the city of Zeus”- got renamed by King Antiochus after his beloved wife – Laodike. In the centuries to come, Laodikeia developed into an important center for international trading and textile production, famous for their high-quality cotton and wool.
Organic cotton production
In time, powerful earthquakes destroyed the city of Laodikeia. Fortunately, the cotton and wool production continued to prosper and during the last 30 years with an increasing focus on organic production, ecology and sustainability. Several of the large manufacturers are now entirely organic, throughout the full supply chain, working within the principles and criteria from leading international standards and certifications. You can read more about organic production here;
“The earth is what we all have in common”
– Wendell Berry
Our organic supplier
In choosing our supplier in bed linen, towels and bathrobes, it has been vital to us, to find products that meets international criteria and standards for organic cultivation and production, and at the same time has a style and a design that matches our concept. – Original and creative products with an inspiring ethnic touch, 100 % made and produced in Turkey – preferably with a cultural and historic dimension.
We believe that our supplier “Ecocotton” hold all these qualities. Unique and special designs with a clear trace of both culture and folklore, an outstanding high quality and – not the least – certified with prominent international labels in ecology, sustainability and fair working conditions. Ecocotton uses organic long-fibred cotton from the Aegean region in their textile production and to minimize the carbon footprint, in means of transport, they have chosen to place the production nearby. Also, social responsibility and a sound working environment are fundamental values to our supplier. Thus, they have a special focus on involving employees in processes and development.
They express their vision like this:
“We grow and make our products with respect and understanding for the regions culture and history and with respect for the nature and all those involved in the process. Our production is founded in accountability, legislation, social responsibility and care for the environment.”
Ecocotton has a wide range of international certificates, including:
The GOTS certificate, – BSCI certificate, – OEKO-TEX (Standard 100 certificate), – ISO certificate.
For more information about these certificates please read here ..
See also our amazing selection of handmade and food-safe Turkish ceramics, that will add an inspiring and colorful dimension to your kitchen or living room.