Do you love the convenience and absorption of paper towels but kind of hate yourself for throwing away all those shredded tree products? Yeah, me too. For years i wouldn’t even allow paper towels into my home, deeming them far too wasteful for me. But then i got a puppy. Paper towels are really great when you’re potty training a puppy. (Who wants pee and other nasty things on their kitchen sponge or dish towels? Not me.)
So, what is an earth conscious, frugal guy or gal to do? Have you heard about unpaper towels? I hadn’t until recently and about flipped when i discovered these gorgeous linens while favoriting things on Etsy. Be sure and keep reading to find out how you could win a full set of 1 dozen “un-paper towels.” Yep – this is a GIVEAWAY POST!
I love supporting fellow Etsy crafters and lady entrepreneurs, so i was super stoked when Carmen of Natural Linens agreed to host a giveaway with me. I received a lovely set of 12 towels and have been putting them through their paces while we move in and clean up this crazy farmhouse. (Disclaimer: I did receive some free goodies, but was under no obligation to review them favorably. The following review is my candid opinion.) So far, i LOVE them!
The towels are amazingly absorbent and can really sop up a lot of liquid. They’re perfect for drying dishes or the counter after washing with a sponge. They’re also a great substitute for cloth napkins (and even tissues) – something that CAN’T be said for “regular” paper towels. I love the natural off-white color, and since they’re 100% cotton you could always dye them with some beet juice, coffee or other dyestuff to add a little color if that’s your preference.
The only thing i don’t love about these unpaper towels is storing them. I like my bamboo paper towel holder. It’s really cool. It does not work for towels sans-roll. I’ve been draping them over my kitchen curtain rod – which works but isn’t ideal. Keeping them in a jar or box might work, or in the napkin drawer. I’m still working on that solution. Also – these towels are cotton, so if you wash them on hot to get the coconut oil out (like i did) and toss them in the dryer afterwards: expect them to shrink. They’re still just as absorbent, especially if you skip the fabric softener.
Giveaway rules time! Natural Linens is generously offering a set of 12 Organic Cotton Birdseye Unpaper towels (a $14.00 value!) and you want to be the winner. Here’s how:
1. Check out Natural Linens’ online boutique OR Etsy shop and check out all their great products from reusable tea bags to hankerchiefs and more. Choose a favorite item and comment on this post with a link to that item and a comment about why you’d love to put it on your wishlist.
That’s it! Be sure to:
- Leave one comment for each entry to be sure you get the best chances to win (versus one comment describing all ways you entered).
- Only comment with your entries. (Please do not comment on this post if you have not entered the giveaway. This is the one post i don’t want normal ‘friendly banter’ comments)
- Each person may comment up to 4 times (1 comment per entry).
The giveaway will be open for one week and a winner will be chosen next Tuesday evening. I will be using a random number generator to choose from the comments below to pick my winner! If you don’t win, i hope you will consider making a purchase from Natural Linens: they’re products are of great quality and the service is superb.