Would you like to know where to find eco-friendly tea towels? It may not seem that important, but when time comes to replace, it’s a good idea. Not only is cotton and linen more absorbent than nylon or polyester. But tea towels tend to be washed a lot, and if washing polyester towels, it’s best to use a microfiber catch bag, otherwise plastic fibres break off in the machine, and go into the sea.
If lining a wildlife box with towels/blankets, remove string or knotted fringes, as they could entangle on the way to the rescue.
Helen Round Organic Linen Tea Towels (Cornwall) are handmade and will soften with age and use. In 2 colours (natural or duck egg blue), it’s ideal for drying dishes and glasses. Machine washable.
Firera Blue Linen Kitchen Towel is made from elegant fabric that is sustainably sourced, and absorbs moisture and dries well. Includes a white cotton loop for hanging.
Agnes LDN Linen & Tencil Tea Towels are in red, mustard or stripes design. With a hanging loop, these are made in Turkey.
Kate Slater offers beautiful organic cotton tea towels. These are sold with a matching tag for gifts, and you can buy two or three, at a reduced price, wrapped in tissue paper with co-ordinating twine.
Seasalt Organic Cotton Tea Towel (Cornwall) is in a pretty seagull design, created by in-house artists, and made from organic unbleached cotton. Or choose the red forest animals design.