Quick Drying Hand Towel to Lower Waste…

peopletowelslogoI made an interesting discovery the other day thanks to a post I saw at Springwise. The company is called PeopleTowels (www.peopletowels.com) and what they make is a pocket-sized, quick drying hand towel. Their goal is to lower the waste associated with paper towel use.

The Towels: These reusable personal hand towels are made of lightweight, 100% organic cotton, perfect for the environmentally conscious consumer. While this concept may be new to the US, personal hand towels have been used extensively throughout Japan for decades.

PeopleTowels are manufactured according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) which is extremely robust. It covers the use and processing of organic fiber, as well as social, environmental and quality criteria. GOTS is a voluntary processing standard developed to work towards bringing global uniformity to sustainable textile processing.

earth_lover_lrgMany Styles: You can buy single towels for $8 each. A set of three is $21 and a set of five is $35. They offer pre-packaged sets with snappy titles like “Uno, Dos, Trees,” “Peace, Love & PeopleTowels,” “High Five for Change” and “Five Ways to Say It.” There is also an option to create your own 3-towel or 5-towel set (mixing and matching).

PeopleTowels says that by switching to its towels for one year, each consumer can save one-quarter of a tree, reduce landfill waste by 23 lbs. and conserve 250 gallons of water.


The company is encouraging people to carry PeopleTowels everyday to work, school, the movies, whenever you’re away from home. Simply use your own towel to dry your hands in public facilities. Use a towel for a day or two, and throw it in the washing machine. It’s simple, easy and very environmentally friendly.

Worth a try. Just ordered a set of five.


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