I love thin, sturdy linen towels because they dry quickly and rarely smell musty, since linen is inherently antimicrobial. Be warned; if you prefer soft, fluffy towels, stay away from linen. The crisp ‘hand’ of these Orkney linen towels is bracing, invigorating and for adults only. Your skin will feel clean, polished and wide awake.
The hand towel is particularly chic and forgiving in black, (also available in natural, white, charcoal and dusk).
Material: 100% Linen. Heavyweight "Orkney"
Dimensions: Measures 18" x 24" with a 2" hem all around, mitred corners, and a 4" loop to hang it by.
Care: Machine wash with a small amount of gentle detergent, not Tide. Tumble dry on hot or medium, and remove from the dryer while still very slightly damp so wrinkles do not set. Shake the fabric out flat and smooth it with your hands. If you can dry outside, let fresh air and sun work their magic.
I bought the blush color and it's such a muted color it functions as a soothing neutral rather than a "pop" of color. While not unexpected, the strength and ease of linen makes for a hardworking towel that doesn't look like it's working hard. It dries quickly, doesn't develop smells or look stained, and relaxes to look rumpled but not sloppy. And the texture . . . My next purchase will be a bath sheet!
Just as expected, perfect linen. I love it!
I’ve been ordering from Rough Linen for over a year now and I look forward to receiving my purchases every time. Rough Linen has such beautiful fabrics, they wash well, and are so luxurious. I’m slowly changing over every part of my home and replacing items with linen alternatives. In a world that is so driven by technology and single use/disposable everything, Linen when taken care of properly, outlasts any of its competitors. I have found I need less of it as it is so durable lending it to be extremely cost effective. By returning to the time honored fabrics of my roots, the serviceability and simplistic nature of Linen some how speaks to my yearning for a connection to my ancestors.
The towels are everything I hoped they would be, and the service was exceptional and friendly.