Our Story: More than just a memory
One of my childhood nostalgic memories is when my grandmother opened her antique wooden closet to bring out for me after a warm bubbly bath some bright white cotton towels and underclothes with the delightful scent of laurel soap.
Years have passed and that warm memory is still vivid in my mind, I still remember my grandma’s tender smile the softness of the cotton fabric, and the refreshing scent of Laurel soap.
And that is what I want to share with you. I want to share more than a premium cotton fabric, I want to share a delightful feeling, happiness and a story.
We grew up in Syria considering the notion of affordable high-quality cotton textiles for granted. And we continued to consider it as such until we left to discover that what is taken for granted in our land may not apply in other lands, especially the Netherlands, where luxurious cotton textiles are far more expensive than Syrian cotton textiles though they share a comparable quality.
Why "Syrian Cotton"?
We have chosen this name for its symbolism in the world of the cotton textile industry since the dawn of time. Since the Kingdoms of Mari and Palmyra, going back to the 3rd millennium BC, the Syrians have accumulated knowledge and experience to manufacture the best cotton textiles. This ancient industry was built on the outstanding characteristics of the Syrian cotton crop. Syrian cotton, especially the renowned “Gossypium hirsutum” or long-staple cotton variety, boasts long-staple fibres, ensuring exceptional strength and softness. These unique characteristics lead to premium textiles with enhanced durability and breathability. It stands out in the global textile industry as a testament to nature’s precision.
The combination of high-quality and organic materials, skilled artisans, low prices, and deep experience has led Syrian cotton production to come second worldwide and Syria to sell 1,5 billion dollars’ worth of Cotton textile products pre-war.
Due to the war in Syria, a huge number of skilled craftsmen and a number of the finest Syrian manufacturers have fled the country and started again in countries like Turkey and Egypt. Bringing with them the luxurious, stylish, and affordable cotton underwear, towels, bed lining, children’s wear, pyjamas and other cotton textile to the world. And these are our suppliers.
Who Said Luxury Should be Expensive?
We have chosen the name “Syrian Cotton” not only for the nostalgia it brings to us but also because it symbolizes:
- The finest cotton textile
- The luxury
- The combination of ancient heritage and modern style
- Competitive prices.
Our aim is twofold: to reacquaint the world with this venerable industry and to place the luxury of Syrian Cotton within your reach, and that is also why we say in Syrian Cotton “Who said luxury should be expensive!”.
Discover more about our commitment to positive societal impact and our sustainability goals on our Corporate Responsibility (Sustainability) page.