Handmade using heavyweight linen, pure cotton thread and homemade plant-based dyes. These towels are a special addition to your kitchen.
Handmade in Toronto, Ontario
Dusty Rose: Dye made using avocado
Latte: Dye made using coffee
Each set includes one plain and one patterned towel.
Machine wash in cool water with like colours, using natural detergents only. They can be hung to air dry, out of direct sunlight, or using a dryer at low temperature and promptly removed.
These towels will last a long time, and because they are made from linen they will naturally decompose and return to the earth rather than contributing to landfills. Linen is a sustainable, renewable resource that is naturally very absorbant yet dries quickly. It is more durable than cotton, repels odours, and is naturally resistant to bacteria.
Botanical dyes are, by nature, imperfect and variable. The same plant can produce different colours based on the minerals in the water or season it was harvested. Plant-based colours can also attach to fibres in variable ways, sometimes creating soft marbling effects on the cloth. Our dye process takes several days and involves harvesting plant materials slowly simmering them to create our dyes, carefully preparing the linen by scouring and then mordanting to help the colours absorb, and then dyeing. Our painted items go through the same process, except with combine our dye with algae to create natural paint. This is living colour in the truest sense - derived from plants, the colour can shift and change over time just as any living thing does. We invite you to enjoy the wabi-sabi nature of something being both beautiful and imperfect, and appreciate the charm of these handmade and hand-dyed pieces.