Tea towel linen plaid
Strikingly checkered, carefully bound around the edges
A special kind of tea towel is this one from Erika Vaitkute's linen weaving mill: with its unusual blue and red check pattern on the natural-colored background, it is already an eye-catcher in the kitchen. And even though the plaid looks traditional, it's a more recent design, as is the edging of the edges in light blue, which adds an eye-catching detail. Woven from pure European linen, it's absorbent, grippy and durable, and as is typical of linen, gets softer with each wash. With a basis weight of 210 g/sqm, it is not only suitable for drying dishes, but is a real all-rounder in your kitchen.
Passion for Lithuanian Linen. Erika Vaitkute.
The enthusiasm for textile crafts and fabrics, especially linen ones, has accompanied Erika Vaitkute ever since she can remember. Her mother introduced her to sewing at a young age and heartened her appreciation for Lithuanian linen. As you may know, Lithuania looks back on a millennia-old, deeply rooted, and lively linen tradition. Therefore, cherishing the exploration and continuation of old textile techniques is not unusual among Lithuanians. In recent years one could follow a revival of interest gaining strength throughout the Baltic States when young artists, designers and craftspeople turned to the fascinating repertoire of their textile tradition.
In the meantime, Erika Vaitkute’s path has led her (and her sewing machine) to Germany; yet, the passion for fine linen textiles and the traditional craft behind the respective manufacturing process stayed with her. So she has set up a small studio in Hamburg, where she designs textile patterns and collections with her team. However, she has the textile goods woven and made up in her manufactory in Lithuania. The manufacture of Vaitkute’s handcrafted, sophisticated pieces – from table linen to blankets to towels for the kitchen and bath – takes place according to the rules of Lithuanian linen weaving. The manufactory uses the best linen yarns from long-fibre flax, exclusively of European origin. On the one hand, the choice of the fax’s origin ensures the high quality of the linen; on the other hand, it guarantees the environmentally friendly processing of the ancient cultivated plant and fair working conditions on linen plantations.
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