We are Anna & Alice; two friends, mums and the founders of ebbflowcornwall. We met in 2015 by way of a shared love for Cornwall, and at a time where we were both growing our own families. Inspired by life in the wilds of west Cornwall, we love the less is more attitude to life. What matters most to us is getting out with our families and searching for a little bit of adventure in the everyday, enjoying free fun and embracing the beautiful place we live.
ebbflowcornwall was born from a desire to embrace the spirit of the outdoors and move freely through it, unencumbered by ‘stuff’. The hammam towel was and is the foundation of our brand; it is multi-use, lightweight, practical, natural and beautiful. Perfect for use on the beach, in your backpack, as a scarf, towel or picnic blanket - it is the essential companion for every day adventures.
We are continually inspired by the environment around us and every one of our products is designed to be universally useful for an outdoor lifestyle.
We are committed to creating products with a direct line to producers, that are made for busy families and built to last. The practicality of the hammam towel is what we fell in love with when we created our first bright, stripey batch from the Aegean region of Turkey. Colourful and soft, lightweight and versatile, their many uses translate perfectly to our spirited outdoor lifestyle in Cornwall.
Using traditional wooden looms, our artisan producer Rasim works alongside a small team weaving the highest quality towels from 100% cotton, with hand-knotted fringing on each hammam.
ebbflowcornwall is passionate about creating a better tomorrow for our future generations, and we are always working on ways we can lessen our impact. Our focus is on finding products that are natural and sustainable, as well as versatile and long lasting. We look for quality that can withstand the test of time, meaning they won’t need to be replaced. Our children's' ponchos fit ages 3-10, so when you would usually repeat buy in different sizes, ours will last and can be handed down.
All of our packaging is plastic free, and whilst we hope you will keep your hammam towels and ponchos forever, by using 100% cotton our products are naturally derived and not blended with man-made materials, therefore are biodegradable and recyclable. Our wool is responsibly sourced from British producers.
We are supporting Surfers Against Sewage in their crusade to protect our seas for future generations. Join the #generationsea movement to save our oceans and beaches so that future generations know the fun and excitement of a living ocean, as we do. We want to gaze out to sea and know that sea life is thriving, not choking on plastic or struggling to survive climate change.
Join them and sign their petition https://www.sas.org.uk/petition/generationsea