These kitchen towels are handmade in Vilnius, Lithuania by Linen Tales, a family-owned company keeping their important cultural and agricultural tradition of natural linen alive.
These towels are a thick, heavy weight 100% linen that we've never seen before in the US. We rely on them for serious daily use and bigger spills. The linen wears well with time and they have proven to be as durable and absorbent as they are beautiful. These have become a Foundroot customer absolute favorite and kitchen necessity.
16" x 26"
- Prewashed and preshrunk
- 100% OEKO-TEX® and EUROPEAN FLAX® certified linen fabric (310g/m2)
- Easy care: suitable for machine washing and low tumble dry
Made in Vilnius, Lithuania
FROM THE MAKERS
In ancient Lithuania, countryside and agricultural work were in a harmonious relationship. Flax cultivation, which requires five times more effort than most grains, was one of the main areas of work. Growing flax was a communal process in which the work had to be shared by everyone. However, Lithuanians highly valued flax due to it being strong both as material and medicine; as a result myths, games, fairy tales, and songs were made based on the cycles of flax cultivation and processing.
The beginning and end of the work as well as the most important events of flax cultivation were also marked with big celebrations. It was common to pass linen clothing and home linen pieces from generation to generation as heirloom. In Lithuania it is difficult to imagine any kind of important celebration without linen – let it be matchmaking, marriage, baptism, or other family celebrations. Lithuanians decorated their houses with linen, and it was the most popular choice of gift for important occasions.
SUSTAINABILITY. Known as the world’s strongest natural fiber, linen is highly resistant to abrasion and less prone to wearing and tearing. So you can enjoy your favorite linen pieces for many years without the need to replace them after a couple of washes.
BREATHABILITY. Because of hollow fibers and loose weaves, air can easily flow through the fabric, meaning linen easily wicks moisture and keeps the body comfortable even in hot temperatures.
HYPOALLERGENIC PROPERTIES. Gifted with antibacterial and anti-allergenic properties, linen creates a great microclimate and is friendly to those with sensitive, allergy-prone skin or breathing allergies.
GOOD FOR ALL SEASONS. Loved as a summer fabric, linen not only cools but also insulates depending on the temperature, providing comfort all year round.