Organic and all natural products are often passed over due to their high cost. But next time you’re considering the market for kitchen or table linens, remember that many of these products are handmade, making them sturdier than most mass produced items. They will wear better and last a lot longer. In other words, you will save money over time. Raw Materials Design founder Janna Lifkin uses sustainably grown cotton from Texas (without artificial fertilizers or pesticides) for her organic pieces. The cotton fibers are spun, woven and finished in North Carolina. Then each item is sewn by hand in the Seattle workroom, which qualifies each piece as Made in America. She also produces natural (non-organic) cotton items. Classic cotton brushed-twill dish towels feature a finished edge and a twill tape loop for easy hanging. Those are available with classic navy blue or red stitching.
This French-style waiter’s apron is shown in natural cotton, but is also available in organic cotton. The two lines are differentiated by red or navy blue stitching on the natural cotton items and olive green stitching on the organic items.
These natural cotton coasters show the raw edge finish that is also an option on the rectangle and square placemats. All of the products are machine washable, and the strong stitching holds up wash after wash. The Raw Materials Design line also includes brushed twill dinner napkins and gift bags. For our little kitchen helpers, both lines include child-sized aprons. Pet beds, totes and a garden apron are on the drawing board.
(Sources: Raw Materials Design, Country Living)
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