What is a Flour Sack Towel?

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What is a Flour Sack Towel?

In the 19th and early 20th century basic cooking supplies such as flour, sugar, and salt, were sold in 100% cotton sacks. The cotton was quite fine, densely woven, and had a special diagonal weave, which increases the surface area that gives this fabric a drying superpower. 

People quickly realized that this luscious fabric could be used for countless other things from dish towels, pillow cases, clothing, and diapers. They began to salvage the fabric from old flour or grain sacks. Once the content was used, the cotton sack were bleached, washed, and trimmed.

Mills in the USA have continued to produce this incredible fabric blend.  The flour sack towels have remained a cook's favorite choice for towels because of their absorbency and softness, which is perfect for drying dishes.  They are the "work horse" of everyday kitchen life!

See more information - 1930's Flour Sack History

We are so excited to carry an amazing line of Flour Sack Towels, available throughout the year featuring different seasonal flare.  Perfect for as a gift or special touch in your home decor.

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