Translating into English as Cocoon,
the name Koza evokes feelings
of comfort, solidified using the
highest grade cotton fabrics.
To obtain the cotton you first sow the seed and after the 10th week, the seed transforms into the Cotton’s Cocoon - otherwise known as Koza.
This provides protection for the cotton and just occurs after the seed blooms into flower. At 18th-20th week the Cotton’s Cocoon opens, providing you the cotton that grows and becomes more mature over the subsequent weeks. The cotton is then harvested at the 25th week.
Rich with tradition, Koza towels
are produced in Buldan, the capital of
weaving and fine fabrics in Turkey.
The towels produced in this region are
widely known for their durability due
to the quality and strength of the
cotton used. The end result are
Turkish towels, also known as
hammam towels, which are
lightweight, highly absorbant
and beautifully unique to this region.
The factory, Donmez, which produces the Koza products operates in the field of natural home textiles with a productioncapacity of 1 million meters per year, blending the traditional production methods and knowledge with technology, high quality raw materials and skillful handwork.
Koza is founded by two brothers who are born and raised in Izmir, in the Aegean region of Turkey. Both offer a commitment to sourcing the highest quality sustainable materials, to add innovation in the product and exceptional customer experience, so all can experience the Aegean culture at Australia and New Zealand.
The story has been told…
Once upon a time there was a beautiful goddess of weaving,
who had grown lonely in the heavens. Her fellow gods were all
too busy admiring the harp music and the virgins and the water
fountains to share her joy in the beauty of handcrafted fine textiles.
Travelling to the mortal world in search of companionship she arrived
in Buldan on the Aegean sea. There she found a humble Turkish villager
huddled devotedly over a loom, nimbly working on a beautiful cotton fabric,
the like of which she had never seen.
“How did you create this fabric of humble fibre, as fine and beautiful as anything in the heavens?” she gasped. The man was kind and keen to share his inspiration, and led her to sit on the banks of the Meander river. There, he told her the story of his long journeys to the exotic climes of Turkey, of flickering candles as numerous as stars, of fields of flowers that perfumed gentle winds, of dancing on soft dunes of sand, of the tones and hues of nature, and the bright arc of a rainbow that lifted his spirit.
The weaver introduced the goddess to his baby, crying in the moist heat. Taking the child into his enveloping arms, the man gently cradled her and smoothed away her sweat with a light touch of his fine cloth. Moved by the villager’s kindness and skill, she decided to bestow upon him a great gift.
She said: “I shall ensure that all of your descendants will weave linens called Koza, infused with three special powers. First - beauty, so that the lives of all who behold them shall be enriched and made joyful by their fabric’s handsome naturalness or festive colour. Next - unbelievable lightness - no person shall ever be burdened carrying Koza. Finally Koza pestemal shall have a magically nurturing texture, to endlessly wick away moisture and dry quickly - for eternal use.”
Balancing traditional production methods with technology
Koza towels are timeless, discerning and offer a uniquely Aegean experience when used. That experience is encapsulated throughout the production methods and century old knowledge combined with modern technology to produce a durable end product with traditional detailing which stays soft over time.