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A kitchen necessity

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Many of us are busy preparing for – or are already in the throes of – holiday cooking. That means making sure our kitchens are well-stocked with the necessary utensils and linens, including dish towels.

These towels by Plover Organic are not only simple and beautiful, but they’re made of organic flour sack material – designed for maximum absorbency. (A quality that is, in my eyes, of the utmost importance in a kitchen towel.) Printed by hand using low-impact, fiber-reactive dyes, the towels, such as the Blue Foulard pattern pictured here, are designed in the United States and made in India using fair labor.

The cotton in Plover’s linens comes from non-genetically engineered seeds grown in soil that is free of pesticides, herbicides or other cytotoxins, according to the manufacturer, which keeps poisons away from those you love and out of the ecosystem.  The company’s fabrics are Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)-certified 100 percent organic cotton.

$18 for a set of two towels. Our Green House, 83 South Main Street, Newtown. (203) 270-3797. www.ourgreenhouse.com

Melinda McGarty Webb

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