Dreaming of the Blue Sea but Can’t Travel? Shopping Blue Has the Perfect Gift Sets.
With so many consumers tired of Big Box shops with their aggressive marketing approaches, and generic product lines that lack in character and may we say identity, we went on a quest. Thinking of the sophisticated shoppers on a tight budget and in our search for genuine gifts this holiday season and for commerces with an original concept, The Scope Weekly came across Shopping Blue.
Shopping Blue is a Montreal-based online boutique founded by Istanbul-born Lerna Sukyas that specializes in bringing to North-America Mediterranean home products inspired by the deep blue sea and local customs. Each item has been carefully hand-picked by Lerna and is locally manufactured, of high quality with authentic designs and textures.
“We want to make you feel like you have traveled to Mediterranean countries by discovering these unique finds!” said Lerna to The Scope Weekly.
I love to travel. And I love everything Mediterranean, but I understand that it’s not possible for everyone to travel to Istanbul or Barcelona to discover what this region has to offer. So I decided to bring this region’s unique home products to North America.
Holiday Gift Sets Made with Natural Fabric from the Region
Shopping Blue is an online boutique that specialized in home textiles made in the Mediterranean. Shopping Blue holiday gift sets are created for those who have a desire to connect with the Mediterranean and appreciate the quality of natural fabrics like cotton, which is also grown in this region.
Discover Turkey – Peshtemal Towel
One of the Mediterranean countries featured as a destination on Shopping Blue is Turkey. Turkey has a culture of public baths known as Turkish hammams. An essential piece of the Turkish hammam is the peshtemal towel, a super absorbent bath sheet made of cotton that has now become a bathroom and travel essentials due to its capacity to dry much faster than a terry towel and because it is easy to carry around. The smaller size of peshtemal is known as the peshkir, a non-traditional hand towel you will want to take along everywhere.
Artisan made with knotted fringes, 100% cotton peshtemal, and peshkir set is available on Shopping Blue in 3 colors; navy, light blue and neutral beige. Find out more about this gift set and other Mediterranean holiday gift ideas on Shopping Blue.
The peshtemal peshkir artisan towel set is $ 42 USD.
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In the Horizon
At this moment, Shopping Blue featured products line is from France, Spain, Portugal, and Turkey but the company has plans to further expand the collection in the next year with possibly Morocco and Greece, and we are looking forward to discovering what Lerna will bring back for us to enjoy.
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