ISSUE 93  |  Eastern Europe

Life-Changing Kitchen Linens

October 07, 2013 5:00 PM

BY Margot Guralnick

Banish the paper towels: Teroforma’s towels, cloths, and aprons stand ready to do the work. Woven by Siulus Weavers, Lithuania’s oldest linen mill, they’re made of durable long-fiber flax that gets softer the more you wash it. 

Above: Pastry Stripe Kitchen Towels, sold in sets of two for $22, are ideal for draping over rising bread dough and drying glassware (without leaving a lint trail). They’re made of a linen-cotton blend. 

Above: Post-wash, they take on a pleasingly rumpled look.

Above: Teroforma’s Neat & Clean Kitchen Cloths are 100-percent long-fiber flax linen. Designed as a substitute for sponges and synthetic wipes, they’re made for mopping up spills and wiping off counters.

Above: The clothes are loosely woven and dry quickly (without trapping odors). They get softer and denser with use. At left, a stack of unwashed kitchen cloths, and at right, a washed stack.

Above: They’re sold in sets of two for $25 and come in eight colors (each paired with one in natural).

Above: Teroforma’s linen and cotton Stuga Apron, $59, has an adjustable neck strap and a pocket with a towel loop.

For more life-changing kitchen basics, see 5 Favorites: Fashionable Yet Hardworking Scrubbers. And did you see our recent post Household Homespun from India