Our Story


The Sand & Salt story began with a passion for travel and a desire to bring a little piece of it back home.

Back in 2001, having been in my 9-5 job for twelve years and feeling a bit 'stuck in a rut', I resigned from my job, packed up my passport and backpack and pursued my dream of travelling the world with my boyfriend.

We explored many beautiful places, including nine months in Australia, travelling in a VW camper which we bought in Alice Springs. We named her Beryl, and we loved that carefree way of life. However, I learned very quickly that when you have to squeeze all of your belongings into a rucksack or camper van, you have to be very selective about what to take along with you.

The simple hammam towel was one of those items - incredibly versatile but also saved a lot of space. They were a staple item for so many people we met.

After returning home to the UK, we searched for hammam towels to use in our daily lives, but realised that they weren’t well known here. So in 2017, I decided to start a business to bring these unique towels to our community.

Now the aim of Sand and Salt is to provide high-quality, sustainable products that inspire a sense of wanderlust and adventure - a collection of natural, laid-back lifestyle accessories which are beautiful to look at and a pleasure to own; I only offer those products which I feel you would reach for time and again.

Thank you for joining me on this journey, it means the world.

Paula x