Just in time for your holiday table. Cloth napkins are better for the environment than paper, feel so much better on your skin, and are a simple way to elevate the dinner table.
Our family keeps a cute small basket in the kitchen for used napkins. When the basket is full, we simply wash and fold and they are ready for the next meal. Expect cloth napkins to last years.
The Eat Less Water cloth napkins are made from linen, one of the most sustainable fabrics on the planet yet represents less than 1% of all textile fibers consumed worldwide.
The cloth napkins are stone washed with a color combination found at the shoreline. The fabric is deliciously soft. And like all quality linen will grow softer with each wash.
Made in Lithuania by a small family business.
Pair the napkins with the placemats made from sisal grass from an African women's cooperative.
Width: 16 inch/ 40 cm
Length: 16 inches/ 40 cm
•Made from flax, the plant naturally requires little to NO FERTILIZERS OR PESTICIDES
•Linen uses 4x less water than cotton.
• Linen is made from a fast-growing renewable resource, excellent for crop
rotation and regenerative farming.
•Flax used to make linen is good for the soil, and flax fields drawdown
carbon and hold more water.
• Linen is biodegradable and gets softer with each wash
HOW TO CARE FOR LINEN
- Linen should be washed with cold water. If some heavy-duty stains appear, you can increase the temperature up to 60 °C / 140 °F. Washed linen production is highly resistant to shrinkage compared with non-washed linen however, high temperatures shouldn’t be used too often.
- Hand wash linen clothing using a gentle swishing motion, but never wring, twist or scrub the cloth.
- Hand washing is best suited for clothing that is not heavily soiled.
- Any stain gets more and more difficult to clean with time. So to reach the best result, make sure you clean the stains as soon, as they appear.
- Choose soft, neutral detergents for delicate fabrics. Avoid detergents with bleach (i.e. chlorine, peroxide).
- Do not pour the detergent directly on textiles; rather, add it to the water as the wash tub fills or dilute the detergent with water, then add linens.
- Be sure that all detergent is completely rinsed from the garment before drying.
- You can only bleach white linen pieces. Do not bleach-colored items.
- It is recommended to use oxygen-based bleaching agents.
- Linen can be dried in a tumble dryer at a low temperature, hung, or left to dry flat on a white towel.
- If using a tumble dryer, take the linen out when it’s still damp and complete drying by hanging it or laying it flat.
- Overdrying is the most harmful process for fabrics as it weakens the fibers causing shrinkage and pilling.
- Over-dried items restore their natural moisture content after re-absorbing moisture from the air.
- Iron linen while it’s still slightly damp.
- Use medium or high temperatures and steam. If needed, you can also spray some water on the fabric.
- Iron the reverse side.
- Smooth and fold, or press with an iron if desired.
- If you like the natural, slightly crinkled look of linen, you can skip the ironing.
- Our washed linen production is highly resistant to shrinkage compared with non-washed linen.
- Pre-shrunk items normally shrink by 3 percent or less.
- Do not wash or, especially, dry linens in a hot setting, which is most likely to cause shrinkage.