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Christy has been established since 1850, when Henry Christy visited the palace of the sultan in Constantinople. He brought back with him a sample of a handmade, loop pile fabric which was new to the western world. His brother, Richard Christy analysed how to mechanically reproduce the loop pile, and patented a machine to produce terry toweling on a large scale.
The first Christy towels were shown in the Great Exhibition of 1851 at Crystal Palace, where a set was presented to Queen Victoria. She liked them so much she immediately ordered more. The ‘Royal Turkish Towels’ had arrived.
Since then the Christy name has been synonymous with quality and luxury. Christy uses only the very finest natural fibers to create beautiful towels and bed linen. Traditionally cotton is used to make towels, however other natural fibers are now being used. As towel brand leader in the UK, Christy strives to be innovative and are proud to have been the first manufacturer in the UK to introduce other natural fibers such as silk, micro modal and blends of these fibers. The bed linen collection boasts high thread counts, intricate embroidery and beautifully woven designs in a combination of classic and contemporary styling to suit any bedroom.
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