During the course of one week, I received two of my most cherished orders for Far Fetched. Because each line is a favorite, you’ll be receiving 2 blog posts this week, so get ready!
I cannot be more thrilled to be carrying these perfectly perfect linens. (Yes, I said perfectly perfect.) I spend any free time I can in Austin, who in the past few months has gone completely plastic bag free. If you buy something in Austin you will absolutely not be given a plastic bag. Yep. It’s happening. These days it’s not only the individuals and companies who are turning to a more “green” lifestyle, but cities are stepping up their game. With that said, you’re going to need to invest in some solid grocery bags and carry out totes, and we’ve got the best ones on the block. All the way from San Fran, I introduce Ambatalia: “linens for a non-disposable life and green future.”
Before you run away frightened by square knots, or flat linens that are supposed to support your casserole you made for pot luck dinner, just hold up a bit.
Psst… square knot directions.
First. Knowing the difference between a “Furoshiki” linen and your old, faded cloth napkin is a must. Possibly dating back to the years from AD 710 to 794 (!!) Furoshiki, meaning “bath spread,” eventually turned from a bath towel to a more current definition explained by a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to transport clothes, gifts or other goods. A cloth with a meaning. Ambatalia’s Kitchen Furoshiki measures 31”x31” which can surprisingly hold a wide assortment of goodies. And yes, machine washable.
Second. Just like any good mother leaving food instructions for the family while she’s away, Ambatalia (in short meaning mother) gives you hand written directions with each Furoshiki.
Also, check out their blog with 9 Simple Ways to Wrap the Ambatalia Kitchen Furoshiki.
Third. What to use them for? I’ll let Ambatalia tell you. Perfect for carrying casserole, pie and drinks to pot lucks and picnics. Turns into an instant apron and grocery bag as well as making a wonderful gift wrap for breads, wine or your favorite cook book. Comes with 68” twill tape ( to transform into apron) and directions for use.
You’re in love right? Swing by the store and pick up your color now.
Just to prove how easy this is, I took pictures of myself (see feet) wrapping goodies and wine bottles.
A wrapped gift = 2 gifts. Small bandana cloth 21x21 $25
Small bento cloth. $16
Kitchen Furoshiki. 31x31 $28 Best hostess gift ever! And best wine tote/carrier/bag!
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