Includes: One tea towel with story relating to the design
Fabric is lint-free and super-absorbent, perfect for polishing silverware, dishes, and glassware
Produced with a bleach-free method, leaving the natural cream color of the cotton
Water-based BPA-free dye keeps colors vibrant after multiple washes and the towel soft to the touch
Washed and preshrunk prior to shipping
Please note: Each towel is unique, colors may vary slightly
Dimensions: 31” x 17" x 0.01"
Weight: 0.175 lb
Each towel includes the story behind the design:
Haleakalā: Haleakalā—the house of the sun—is one of the most sacred places on Māui and considered “the realm of the gods.” From the volcano's beautiful summit, it’s said that the Hawaiian demigod Māui captured the sun’s rays with his lasso, forcing it to slow down half the year, and thus creating the seasons. Now a National Park, the crater is home to many endangered plants and animals, including the Haleakalā Silversword—āhinahina—found nowhere else on earth
Kalo: Kahawai "the place of the fresh water" refers to the lush river valleys of the islands, such as Hanalei on Kauai, used by Hawaiians to grow Kalo or Taro
Wa’a: Cast off into the vast expanse of blue, Polynesian voyagers set out to find new lands in a seaworthy canoe or wa'a. Plants and animals needed to start a new life in unknown lands were carefully stowed and preserved through months of high seas. Cooperation and harmony were of the utmost importance aboard. He wa'a he moku, He moku he wa'a- The canoe is an island, and an island a canoe
Flour sack tea towels are a tried-and-true kitchen staple. And these super soft, ultra-absorbent (and lint-free) towels also celebrate Hawaiian culture and landscapes with bright, striking scenes created by a native islander artist.
Katie and Merlin Edmonds channel their love for Hawaii into flour sack tea towels that celebrate the islands’ culture and scenery.
Beyond sharing a family (the two are in-laws), Katie and Merlin share a passion for bright colors and bold designs. The vibrant prints come from Merlin’s artwork, which is inspired by his home state.
The duo also shares a passion for being eco-conscious. So their towels are Made in the USA without bleach. This leaves the pure cotton fabric in its natural, creamy shade. The scenes are printed with water-based, BPA-free dyes using a unique printing process. Merlin’s scenes are dyed into the fabric so that, even after lots of use and many washes, the colors stay vibrant.