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by Patricia Carlin
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You'll never have to cut back on wit with these clever unbleached, natural cotton kitchen towels printed with water-based inks. Made in Michigan. Printed in Wisconsin. Exclusive. Sold as a set of 4.

Set includes:

"Tap is the new sparkling"

"Independence=(growing your own*)
*marinara"

"Let's stay home
Drinks are on the house"

"Garbage is a terrible thing to waste
[compost]"

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Item ID
18436
Made from
cotton
Measurements
28" L x 25" W
Notes
Machine wash. Do not bleach.
  • the maker
Patricia Carlin

Patricia Carlin

Patricia started out as an art director in Philadelphia, selling everything from potato chips to financial products. In 2001, a friend wanted help launching a glassware business. Patricia designed and wrote copy for several product lines for the new venture.

When Red Wheel Weiser Conari Press noticed the glassware at a gift show, they saw book potential. With their help, Patricia produced two books: "Glam Girl" and "Geeky Girl".

Patricia has explored many techniques in her illustration, but simple line drawing appeals to her most. "For me paring things down to their simplest essence is always the best way to understand them," she says. "After I had my daughter I rediscovered the power these little sketches have to tell a story. Drawing was a fun way to communicate without language." collection

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HIGH FRUGALITY DISH TOWELS
 
3.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Washer/dryer safe (7)
  • Durable (4)
  • Reusable (4)
  • Stylish (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (4)
  • Cooking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6), No (5)

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3.0

Fun, but not thrilling

By 

from Marquette, MI

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cute
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Made in USA
  • Reusable

Cons

  • Too Big
  • Too thin

Best Uses

  • Kitchen

Comments about HIGH FRUGALITY DISH TOWELS:

I love the design of these towels and the fact that they are made in the Midwest (where we live). I like the unbleached cotton and knew they'd be an off-white as opposed to bleached white. I also really like the feel and texture of the cotton.

I don't like that they are a bit thin for a dish towel and much much larger than a standard dish towel (double the size?). I'm considering cutting them down to normal size or folding them in half and sewing down the seam to double the weight and decrease the size.

Seems to me they should keep the clever screenprint and reprint on smaller, thicker unbleached cotton. Also perhaps maybe make them available individually or sets of 2. It's quite a lot to dish out for a kitchen towel that doesn't quite fit the bill.

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  • Yes

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5.0

High Frug Towels

By 

from North Augusta, SC

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reusable
  • Washer/Dryer Safe

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration

    Comments about HIGH FRUGALITY DISH TOWELS:

    I love these towels. After buying some for my daughter and good friend, I finally bought myself some.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Enjoy the product & would recommend it

    By 

    from fairfax, ca

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reusable
    • Washer/Dryer Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Table

      Comments about HIGH FRUGALITY DISH TOWELS:

      I haven't had the product that long so I can not speak to it's con's yet. I bought the product for the reusability and catching slogans. I considered not purchasing them due to the high cost. I would have preferred to purchase 1 or 2 for less out of pocket cost rather than a package of 4.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      2.0

      Not what I was expecting...

      By 

      from ct

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reusable
      • Washer/Dryer Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about HIGH FRUGALITY DISH TOWELS:

          These towels are very, very thin cotton and are really large, not the standard size dish towel. The messages were well-received by the environmentally conscious recipient of this gift, but in use, I think they leave a lot to be desired. Also, definately not worth the price.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Clever

          By 

          from Lansing, MI

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Washer/Dryer Safe

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about HIGH FRUGALITY DISH TOWELS:

            In the image these towels appear white, however, they are actually a cream color.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Love the message, desire heavier cotton

            By 

            from El Paso

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Stylish
            • Washer/Dryer Safe

            Cons

            • Too Thin

            Best Uses

            • Cooking

            Comments about HIGH FRUGALITY DISH TOWELS:

            I do a lot of cooking and need heavy duty towels to dry my hands and equipment. I love the eco-friendly messages on these towels and I shared them with friends and relatives who feel the way I do about such things. However, I am a bit disappointed in the heft of the fabric. It is too thin to do much drying. On the up side,in my desert climate at least they dry quickly.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Frugal Frau finds functionality and fun!

            By 

            from Central Florida

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Washer/Dryer Safe

            Cons

            • Too Thin

            Best Uses

            • Cooking

            Comments about HIGH FRUGALITY DISH TOWELS:

            I love the tongue in "chic" attitude because it sends a fun but serious message to others.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Natural linen to remind of environment

            By 

            from Silver Spring, MD

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Natural
            • Washer/Dryer Safe

            Cons

            • Not Protective

            Best Uses

            • Drying dishes and hands

            Comments about HIGH FRUGALITY DISH TOWELS:

            I use them for drying kitchenwares and hands
            Remind me of nature...environmentally consideration
            unknown I have not used them yet

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            totally cute way to dry dishes

            By 

            from carpinteria, ca

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cute slogans and useful
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about HIGH FRUGALITY DISH TOWELS:

              will make cute gifts

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Love em'

              By 

              from Chesapeake, Va

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Coverage
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Cooking
              • Gifts

              Comments about HIGH FRUGALITY DISH TOWELS:

              A little expensive, but very unique! I love them, and I get compliments!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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