Milkweed, 100% Hemp Tea Towel
Narrow-leaf milkweed design block printed on 100% hemp tea towel.
Milkweed is the only plant Monarch butterflies will lay their eggs on. From the eggs emerge caterpillars that feed exclusively on the milk sap and complete their metamorphosis into butterflies. In 2020, less than 2,000 butterflies were counted. In 2021, over 200,000. In the 1980s and 1990s, the counts were above 1,000,000. If you want to help the monarch butterfly, it is recommended that you grow milkweed that is native to your region.
This print is of a Narrow-leaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis), which is native to most of the more populated parts of California.
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.