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A pretty print on towels that actually dry your dishes? We're sold.
I didnt expect there to be a day in my life where I would feel compelled to stand on a rooftop and shout out my love for a tea towel, but I guess this is what happens in your mid-30s.
I assume I'm not the only one out there who has had to make a heart-wrenching decision about her kitchen linens: do you stock up on absorbent towels that can actually dry your dishes, or do you commit to high-style tea towels that just sort of smear the water droplets around, but look damn good doing it?
My unhappy compromise has always been to have both on hand (display-purposes-only artisan-printed towels and ugly-but-functional terrycloth ones) and be annoyed with both for not hitting that sweet, sweet middle ground of form and function. But with the receipt of a recent housewarming gift, Ive discovered that golden product Ive been dreaming of does exist. They are Geometry towels. And they are perfect.
Ive got to give a shout out to friend and former WL editor Julia Dilworth for stumbling across this miracle product at The Factory in Tofino, and blessing my kitchen with a beautiful black-and-white towel that Ive used like seven times a day since. I'm so charmed that Ive just placed an order for six more and I'm planning to burn my old tea towels in a ceremonial bonfire. No other towel will do.
There are hundreds of fun prints on the hyper-absorbent microfibre towels that range from, well, geometric designs to ombré watercolours, and each is made from recycled post-consumer materials. I'm looking forward to taking a page out of Julia's book to be the housewarming-gift hero to others with these bad boys going forward, so if you've moving soon, let me know I'll need time to decide if you've better suited to an abstract floral print or a tigers-in-the-jungle kind of vibe.
Geometry tea towels, from $22 at The Factory