Product Review: Flour Sack Tea/Garden Towels From The Pineapple Towel
Summary: Once you go Pineapple Towels, you never go back.
Category: Indoor Decor > Towels
Product Name: Flour Sack Kitchen/Garden Towels
Vendor: The Pineapple Towel
Review: I’ve never given much thought to the towels I use in the kitchen and in the garden. Typically I pick up a terry-cloth-of-some-description-four-pack at Target, and use them until they are either too ugly or too worn to do the job, and then back to Target I go. But when the famous Annie Haven recommends that we take a look at a product, we figure it must be special (even if it’s a towel), so I contacted Kelly Reed at The Pineapple Towel to see what the fuss was all about.
Kelly creates screen printed flour sack towels using her original artwork on restaurant quality towels. Each towel is dyed in her home washing machine and printed in her home studio. The theme of The Pineapple Towel’s products is farm and garden, which of course captured our attention! The artwork consists of very simple lines to give it a sketched look, fitting well into any type of decor, whether it’s traditional, country, rustic, shabby chic, etc., or in my case, southwestern. Kelly generously sent me three of her towels to try out – I opted for the Tomato pattern.
When the towels arrived, they were much prettier than I had anticipated. The colors are lush, the screen printing is sharp, and the fabric is soft and luxurious. Definitely not what I was accustomed to from my kitchen and garden towels. Frankly, this worried me a bit. Could something that looked more like a piece of art than a utilitarian item stand up to the job in my kitchen and garden?
Thankfully the answer is yes! In fact, Kelly urged me to “put them through the wringer.” Just to be on the safe side, I did wash each towel separately in cold water before first using them. I’ve used two towels in my kitchen, and one for indoor repotting projects, and all have withstood the typical abuse that goes along with these duties. And they look so darned good doing it! Featured towels currently include the Tomato, Hen, Fish, Rooster, Pineapple, and Pig. Next on my list is the Pineapple set. Or maybe the Pig . . .
Rumor has it that more designs are in the works – are there patterns or designs that you’d love to see? Let us know in the comments!
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