Monday, March 5, 2012

Be Green with Snap-able Unpaper Towels - with Tutorial

According to
  • The United States consumes 30 percent of the world’s paper each year.
  • Of the 741 pounds of paper used by the average American each year, close to 55 pounds is tissue paper (which includes paper towels, napkins, facial tissue, and toilet tissue).
  • Even with recycling programs, a little more than one-third of the trash going into landfills is paper products. Paper towels are not recycled.
So stop thinking paper towels, and start thinking UNpaper towels! These are washable, reusable cloth towels. You can even add snaps to them so that they attach to each other and can be rolled up just like a regular roll of paper towel. Unpaper towels are also softer and more absorbent than the disposable version, not to mention so much prettier!

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If you're interested in making your own unpaper towels, check out this great tutorial from Sew a Straight Line. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to make your own roll using plastic canvas and snaps!

Please feel free to share your pics of your snap-able unpaper towels on our Facebook page or by emailing them to sales @ (remove the spaces)!


MyClothLove said...

I love this idea! It's wonderful I hate buying paper towels thank you.