Most tea towels sold in shops are made from polyester or blends (ie. plastic) so deposit microplastics in the machine, when laundered. The best tea towels are made from natural materials that biodegrade like organic cotton, linen or hemp.
Aspegren Tea Towels (Denmark) are made from organic cotton, in beautiful designs. Produced to high quality standards under fair working conditions, these tea towels are very soft, yet strong. The beautiful woven effect completes the chic look, and makes these tea towels quite special Use them to brighten up your kitchen, as well as dry your dishes!
You probably know already that unless you use a fresh dry tea towel for each load of dishes, a tea towel is not the most hygienic way to dry dishes. But most people do use it.
If you own a dishwasher and have a ‘heated dry’ option, this pumps hot air to dry dishes, with no need for a tea towel. But most people won’t own a dishwasher this posh! Leaving crockery and cutlery on the draining board is one way to let your dishes dry, just let sunshine dry them through the window.
If you use a tea towel, then try to use a clean one each time, and dry it out between uses. Hang it up to dry or dry it naturally outdoors on a retractable washing line. The easiest option is to buy a bunch of them, so you always have a clean dry one to hand, when needed.