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Christy Towels

The Christy story begins in 1850 with the invention of the towel as we know it today…

Henry Christy returned to England from Constantinople with a sample of looped pile fabric which was new to the Western World. After studying the fabric along with his inventor brother, a machine was created which allowed terry towelling to be produced on a large scale.

A year later, the first terry towel was in production and this was shown at the Great Exhibition in 1851. Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, was presented with a set of these, she immediately ordered more and the rest as they say is history…

In 1951 Christy celebrated its centenary, 100 years of the Royal Turkish towel.

Special towels were produced to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and then again to celebrate the Silver Jubilee in 1977.

In 1988, Christy became the official towel supplier The Championships, Wimbledon. It is no surprise that the Christy towel used on Centre Court by the players has now become an iconic part of The Championships.

Christy's strong knowledge of cotton gained from over 170 years in textiles has meant our bed linen is now as well regarded as our towels.

GSM Explained...
GSM stands for "grams per square metre". It is the way weight is measured in a towel. The higher the GSM the higher the thickness of the towel. A higher GSM is associated with a more luxury towel. However if you were looking to purchase a towel for a busy household, where quick drying time is a priority, you may look for a lower GSM which results in a quicker drying time. Christy towel ranges that have a lower GSM are designed to give the same soft feel as a high GSM towel but without the weight to increase the performance of the towel.

Produced From Only The Finest Quality Of Cotton Since 1851, Our Luxury Bath Towels Guarantee A Wonderful Softness, Exceptional Absorbency And Outstanding Durability.