Lupine, 100% Hemp Tea Towel
Lupine wildflowers are found throughout North America, you might be familiar with the “Bluebonnet” flowers, which are the names of lupines generally found in the Texas area. California has a number of lupines too, like the Foothill Lupine, or Silver Lupine. Lupines are well adapted to North America because they are legumes. Legumes have the ability to pull nitrogen from the air, few other plants have this special ability. Nitrogen is the main ingredient in fertilizer and helps plants grow large and bushy.
Ethically and environmentally sustainable, hand-sewn and block printed in Los Angeles, this towel is softer and more absorbent than traditional cotton towels, and it becomes softer with every wash.
As you would guess, seeing these beautiful flowers, lupines are a pollinator's dream as well. In California, they are important to many birds and butterflies along our Western Flyway migration path. We have a whole series of California native plants inspired prints.
These towels make fantastic conversation starters when displayed on an oven handle, refrigerator door handle, or underneath serving dishes at the table. Hemp fabric is made of long, hollow fibers that are extremely strong and absorbent. They soak up liquids and dry quickly. Hemp fabric even has natural anti-bacterial properties and is resistant to mildew.
Since the towels are block printed by hand, there will be natural variations from towel to towel in placement and ink coverage. These variations make each towel unique, reflecting its artisan nature.