Linen Bath & Kitchen Towels

Oh my, quick dry

goodlinens bring all-new meaning to the words towel-dry and quick-dry.

Designed by JoAnne Chirico as an eco-friendly alternative to cotton terry towels, goodlinens are made in Lithuania of 100% linen derived from the flax plant. Why linen? Because linen is highly air-permeable and naturally bacteria-resistant. By air or by
machine, goodlinens dry surprisingly fast. They also take up less room in your washer, dryer, and linen closet than ordinary towels.

Wonderfully textured and absorbent, the beautiful diamond weave double-layer design adds sophistication to your bathroom and provides a gentle exfoliating feel for your whole body. Unlike traditional bleached white towels that turn a greyish, yellow color over time, goodlinens' natural colored yarns are just that—the natural color of the fibers inside the flax plant’s stalk. Before first use, wash and tumble dry low to tighten weave for maximum absorbency and optimal softness.

It didn’t take long for our testers to toss their damp and dingy terry towels out with the bath water and hang goodlinens up to dry. Wouldn’t you like to give a lovely-looking, faster-drying towel a try?
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • JoAnne


    I'm JoAnne Chirico, goodlinens' founder and designer. If you've used only cotton terry towels in the past, I encourage you to try our 100% linen towels. They provide a very different toweling experience that's luxurious while treading lightly on the planet. Looking forward to answering any questions you might have.

  • Guest
    10/21/2013 1:14 PM

    Hi Joanne -

    I love linen towels, ty for offering this lovely product! As a guy who does his own laundry, I'm not fond of bath towels that are so large and bulky that only a few fit in my washer at a time, so linen is a step in the right direction.

    I've noticed over the years that bath towels (to my dismay) have been getting much larger. Maybe that's because Americans have been getting larger? The result is more wash loads washing fewer towels, and then storage issues for the huge towels. I Googled to see if anyone still sells bath towels in the size bath towels used to be, and discovered that a lot of people are looking for the same thing, a towel in the approximate dimensions of 20" x 36" and the only solution at that time was Ikea's incredibly big hand towels!

    I'm hoping that you'll consider making some towels in between the sizes of your bath and hand towels, as I would completely replace my towel stock if you did. Thanks for any comments you might have, and good luck! :)

  • JoAnne
    JoAnne – Special Guest
    10/21/2013 2:29 PM

    Thanks so much for the great comment! I feel the same way about super-sized towels and will certainly take your suggestion into consideration going forward. Please be aware, however, that our diamond weave bath towel takes up less than half the washer and dryer space of a typical terry towel with the same dimensions -- and since it air dries so quickly after use you can certainly get away with owning just one bath towel for yourself and tossing it into the washer and dryer alongside your other laundry once a week-- it won't require extra dryer time. When testing the towels, I used the hand size as a bath towel several times and found it did the job. @Guest

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    10/21/2013 2:38 PM

    Hi there,

    Amy from the Grommet here. If you are interested in learning more from Joanne, feel free to contact our customer service team here. They will be happy to connect you.

  • Carol
    10/21/2013 1:35 PM

    Hi Joanne,

    I've been wanting to try linen towels for some time and have never gotten around to it, but now that I see this product it interests me even more. However, I do have a question for you. I like how these towels are thin and stack better than terry towels but do they absorb well? Thank you for your time.

  • JoAnne
    JoAnne – Special Guest
    10/21/2013 2:38 PM

    Hi Carol,

    So glad you're considering linen bath towels. Everyone who has used our towels and provided feedback has been surprised at how wonderfully absorbent the towels are -- at least as absorbent as cotton terry, which can tend to push the water around rather than absorbing it. The diamond pattern you see in these towels is created by two layers of linen joined together, making them highly absorbent. Thanks for commenting! @Carol

  • Gail
    10/21/2013 2:18 PM

    Goodlinen Bath and Kitchen towels, said the headline. I see the bath towels, but would like to also see the option(s) for kitchen towels. Is that possible?

    thank you.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    10/21/2013 2:36 PM

    Hi Gail,

    Right under the video, you'll see 3 boxes that say "Buy" in orange. There are pictures and information for all 3 - bath, kitchen and wash cloth.

  • JoAnne
    JoAnne – Special Guest
    10/21/2013 2:44 PM

    Thanks for asking, Gail. The line of diamond patterned towels is intended to be very durable and versatile. The hand towel is the same size as a typical kitchen dish towel and the wash cloth can be used for either washing one's body or one's dishes -- but we don't recommend doing both simultaneously! @Amy

  • Janice
    10/21/2013 3:26 PM

    Hi Joanne-

    These look like gorgeous towels, and as much as I would love to buy them, I have to wonder, how are these specifically "greener" than regular terry towels?

    Thank you for taking the time to answer and much success!

  • JoAnne
    JoAnne – Special Guest
    10/21/2013 4:01 PM

    Hi Janice,

    Thanks for asking. The towels were designed with respect for the environment as a priority. The yarns are unbleached and undyed -- the color you see is the color of the inside of the stock of the flax plant, which varies according to the climate in which the plant is grown. The towels are woven and hemmed in Lithuania and adhere to the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 -- a European human-ecological standard that is quite rigid. Perhaps most importantly, the towels require far less maintenance than cotton towels. They don't need to be washed as often and spend far less time in the dryer -- in addition to being long-lasting. I try to imagine everyone in the U.S. owning and using just a single linen towel (and no other) and what that would mean in terms of less use of detergent (and the plastic that accompanies it!), water and gas or electricity. It's what inspired me to start the business.


  • Jeanine
    10/21/2013 5:12 PM

    Is the fabric exactly the same in the washcloth, the hand towel, and bath towel?

  • JoAnne
    JoAnne – Special Guest
    10/21/2013 5:34 PM

    Yes it is, Jeanine. Thanks for the question. They look slightly different in the images because the wash cloth pictured hasn't been washed and dried yet. Once it is, it will pucker in the same manner as the bath and hand/kitchen towels. @Jeanine

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