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Bird-E Towels™ are here! OK, they've been here for a while under the generic term 'unpaper towel' but it became clear that I needed a name that I could trademark and thus Bird-E Towels™ were born. Same great product made by my 2 hands in my home studio. We're excited about the new name and we hope you like it too! (If you don't, just nod and smile. It did feel like we were naming a baby and it's a tough job!) ;)

My best selling item here and at my local arts' market! These cloths are simply fabulous, a wonderful way to cut the paper towel habit. This listing is for 13 Bird-E Towels™. That's one free over my normal price!

As the name suggests, these are paper towel replacement. Whatever you might use a paper towel for, you can use these cloths. Dry your hands, wipe up spills, clean the dining room table, dinner napkins, etc, etc. Even better then paper towels, you can actually clean glass and mirrors without leaving linty bits like paper towels and other cloths can do.

What's the problem with paper towels?? The main problem is that the paper towels that most people use are made from virgin tree pulp. That means that trees are cut down and harvested for something that you are going to use ONE time. And then it gets thrown away...adding to the landfill problem. Oh and to make it even worse for the environment, they bleach the pulp releasing toxic chemicals into our environment. (For something that is used one time?!?)

I use unbleached cotton to avoid that aspect of manufacturing. Whenever you get a chance, choose unbleached for a healthier earth.

So, cloth is better in so many ways. You can expect years of use from these cloths. And considering that you can toss these small cloths in with laundry that you already have to doesn't really have much environmental impact once you get them home.

Sometimes, though, it's really hard to break the paper habit. That's exactly why I created these. I tried all the recommended suggestions and they just didn't work for us. (i.e. my hubby kept coming home with rolls of paper towels!) It wasn't until I had a lightbulb moment in my sewing studio with this amazing light weight but absorbent 100% cotton fabric that I found something worked....and it worked really prototype Bird-E Towels™. We were finally free of that paper towel addiction!

My Bird-E Towels™ towels can help bridge that gap because they feel and act more like a paper towel (only better!) vs any of the alternatives out there.

Size: I cut them a precise 10" square but they lose a teeny bit of width in the serging process. I am meticulous about making sure that each one conforms to my high standards before I mail them to you.

Printed care instructions are included with your order.

They are easy to incorporate into your current washing routine. I recommend no fabric softener to retain the highest degree of absorptivity. Don't fret if you forget, you won't ruin them, they just won't be quite as absorbent. I recommend washing these with a load of similar colors mainly to prevent other items from bleeding color. I throw ours in with sheets or towels. I've even hand-washed ours in the kitchen sink and hung them to dry...if I didn't have a load to do. They dry FAST. Yes, you can dry them in a clothes dryer. And yes, you can use bleach them if that's your preference. Personally, I like soaking them with Borax or Oxyclean if stains are an issue.

Any questions? Convo me and I'll be glad to help.

© 2009 Riverserge, Inc. D\/B\/A Athena Creates

Bird-E Towels - paper towel alternative - unbleached cotton - baker's dozen (set of 13) - formerly unpaper towels


  • Material: cotton birdseye
  • Ships worldwide from Florida, United States
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