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So Many Reasons to Love the Natural Tea Towel
This medium-weight, Natural tea towel is one of our most popular towels. The rustic touch and high-quality construction make it ideal for customization or fine dining! These can be printed or purchased blank so lots of uses, like to:
- Keep baked goods warm after coming out of the oven
- Serve meals or be used as a place mat
- Clean up the kitchen table after a meal is done
- Poach, strain, cover or wrap foods in the kitchen
- Try out crafts such as water color painting, printing and more
- Wrap produce to keep it dry and fresh
- Replace paper towels and other disposable paper products
- Dry dishes
The Benefits of 100% Cotton Towels
The rustic 18 inch x 22 inch unbleached flour sack towel looks charming at home in any kitchen or space, whether your residence has a country feel, classical look or more contemporary style. These 100% cotton natural tea towels are both trendy and functional, with a soft cotton material you will love and trust. Because these towels aren’t treated with any harsh dyes, they are eco-friendly and safe for use with food!
Using 100% cotton flour sacks will give you more absorbency while also drying very quickly. The beige cotton fabric is elegant enough for you to use as a napkin, but it is sturdy enough to machine wash. This strong towel looks great — even with repeated use — and because it is pre-shrunk, it will stay true to its size.
Order From Cotton Creations
If you’d like to buy the unbleached Craft Basics natural flour sack towel for your home or business, you’ll find that Cotton Creations offers easy online ordering.
Contact our Sales Team if you need help navigating your pricing options, we have many different price breaks and personalization and packaging options. You can take advantage of our many pricing discounts even without a special wholesale account! There is no minimum required, so you can buy a single towel to test out or a few thousand for your next event! Customization is also available at any quantity, so you can get exactly what you want with no hassle.
We offer discounts at one dozen, and incredibly bulk rates at just 50 units. At Cotton Creations, we handle all production and order processing in-house, so we turn orders around quickly and efficiently. We keep our warehouse stocked with thousands of cotton products, so whatever you need is always just a click away. Make it an even better deal and use our free shipping option!
Contact our team today to navigate your best options for the most savings!
Old-Fashion Flour Sack Towels – A Global Tradition
We couldn’t be happier you found us! Flour sack towels have been used in a global long-time tradition starting in the 1800s when tightly woven cotton sacks used for storing flour, sugar, cornmeal and other foods were repurposed and utilized around the home. One of the most popular uses being kitchen tea towels. Sacks were so plentiful, they were being cut into manageable sizes and supplied by the truckload. During the U.S. Great Depression, these cotton sacks were reused into anything they needed – clothing, undergarments, diapers, cleaning towels, bath towels, quilts, curtains, pillowcases, toy dolls and much more! Manufacturers even started printing colors and designs on their sack food packages to appeal to housewives and encourage their reuse into beautiful decorative fabrics.
Food packaging has changed throughout the centuries and so has the supply of old-fashioned flour sack towels. We are proud to produce and supply our 100% cotton towels in a variety of size and density options just like in the ole days! Today, our customers enjoy the homey simplistic look, high absorbency and lint free cleaning of the flour sack towels we offer. Because of their versatility, flour sack towels can be used for anything your creative heart desires!
How Are They Made?
First our cotton is sourced out of India, where it is spun and woven into fabric in a fair-trade facility. This fabric is cut into specific sizes, hemmed and bleached. Piece Processed is a process where you bleach the fabric after you have already cut and hemmed it. As a result, the towels do not come out as uniform sizes but rather within a close range of the approximate size we specify on our product pages. Our towels are simplistic & rustic in nature and therefore sizes are approximately within 1 to 2 inches of the stated size.
Our facility near Chicago, IL receives this fabric in bails, where they are then sorted, separated, and undergo the final processing. Here we have industrial washing and ironing that takes place. The fabric is opened up, flattened and graded. We put our flour sack towels through a rigorous quality control process to limit color or weave flaws to less than 5%. Random colored threads woven into the fabric may happen and should be seen as a unique characteristic of rustic flour sack towels. Once they are quality and size inspected, they are placed in inventory where our warehouse will pick for shipping and packaging!
This is the life cycle of our American and Premium flour sack towels. Our Natural flour sack towels are also piece processed but without the additional bleaching. These towels will remain their natural beige color. Our Value flour sack towels are Fabric Processed. Fabric processed is the process where you bleach the fabric before it is cut and hemmed (similar to how bed sheets are done). Because of this our light-weight Value towels can be more uniform in size.