Terry fabrics – outstanding materials
Terry fabrics really are little mysteries. You hardly know anything about their origin but they still appear everywhere and have somehow even made it to the fashion world. Supposedly, they were born in Turkey, where the English banker Henry Christy discovered them during a stay in Constantinople and brought them back to England.
His brother Richard found out how to make the fabric using a specific machine - and had it patented directly. By the way, Queen Victoria was the first to receive the fine towels - and immediately ordered more in large quantities. The brand Christy funnily is still the leader when it comes to terry towels.