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Throw In The Paper Towel

Did you know the average person uses between 2,400 and 3,000 paper towels a year? Throw in the paper towel and tote these reusable alternatives, instead. Made from 100% certified organic Fair Trade cotton, these extra-absorbent and lightweight hand towels are made to curb your paper towel usage at the gym, work or in public facilities.

Printed with non-toxic dyes, these eco-friendly drying solutions help preserve our natural resources by keeping wastebaskets a little lighter. A set of two PeopleTowels are sold in a travel sack, which prevents the towels from getting dirty while you're on-the-move. Sack features a hang tag for easy clipping to backpacks, belts or purses. Keep one within arm's reach or tucked in your purse for grab-and-go drying. Lasts at least one year.

By switching to PeopleTowels for a year, you could potentially save a quarter of a tree, reduce landfill waste by 23 pounds, conserve 250 gallons of water, and cut carbon emissions by 34 pounds.

These estimations are made using the following data:
- 20,000 gallons of water are used/polluted to make one ton of paper towels.
- 17 trees are consumed to make one ton of paper towels.
- It takes approximately 24 trees, 40 feet tall and 6-8 inches in diameter, to produce a ton of paper.
- At work most people use at least 10 paper towels daily (5 trips to the rest rooms x 2 towels).
- A single tree produces around 100 pounds of paper which is about 4 cases of paper towels (2400 sheets weighing approximately 23 lbs.=1 case) The average person uses about 2400 to 3000 paper towels outside the home.

Made in India.

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Item ID
20703
Made from
100% organic cotton
Measurements
Each Towel: 9" L X 9" W, Sack: 4.5" L X 4.5" W
Notes
Care: Machine washable. Will soften and may fade slightly over time.

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PEOPLETOWELS
 
3.9

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Durable (9)
  • Good value (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (6)
  • Childrens bathroom (3)
  • Guest bathroom (3)
  • Small bathroom (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7), Yes (6)

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5.0

"Green" inexpensive product

By 

from Charleston, SC

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Good Value
  • Reusable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Childrens Bathroom
    • Gifts
    • Guest Bathroom
    • Kitchen
    • Large Bathroom
    • Master Bathroom
    • Small Bathroom

    Comments about PEOPLETOWELS:

    I love buying gifts at Uncommon Goods - this one is perfect for my "green" friends and for those who aren't and should be! And it's unique and presented attractively.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Cute and useful

    By 

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sustainability on the go

      Comments about PEOPLETOWELS:

      I bought these for a friend and she loves them! Very cute designs and very useful. She uses them on the go instead of using paper towels.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great value

      By 

      from AZ

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about PEOPLETOWELS:

        I bought these towels as a gift. They seem pretty durable and my friend was happy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        3.0

        Small and Thin

        By 

        from alexandria va

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Childrens Bathroom
        • Gifts
        • Guest Bathroom
        • Small Bathroom

        Comments about PEOPLETOWELS:

        The design of this product is adorable. I like that it is envirmental and it made for a unique gift. However, I was embarrassed when my friend opened it and they were so tiny and somewhat skimpy. She joked that she could use one for each cheek. Great idea and size would have been fine if they were priced at 8-10 dollars. Paying [$]was very high for the product.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Disappointed where made

        By 

        from Springdale, Ar

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Pros

        • Wonderful idea

        Cons

        • Imported

        Best Uses

          Comments about PEOPLETOWELS:

          I was ready to purchase the Peopletowels until coming to the words "Made in India". Why couldn't all your goods be MADE IN U.S.A? The first time I looked at Uncommon goods catalog I was astonished in a good way of how many of your products are made in the United States. I love the idea of the 3R's so the Peopletowels would be a great addition to my household. Sure wish I could be supporting my country when buying them.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          2.0

          i expected a larger towel

          By 

          from Boston Ma

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Poor Quality
            • Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about PEOPLETOWELS:

              I did not give as a gift looked too cheap.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Proud to own this!

              By 

              from Detroit, MI

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts

                Comments about PEOPLETOWELS:

                This is cute, discreet, and does absorb well as claimed. I bought another as a gift and almost can't wait till Christmas to give it to them...

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Peopletowels

                By 

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Small

                Best Uses

                • Lunch box

                Comments about PEOPLETOWELS:

                like the idea

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                On the path to going green...

                By 

                from Scottsdale, AZ

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Value

                Cons

                • A little small

                Best Uses

                • Car
                • Kitchen

                Comments about PEOPLETOWELS:

                I purchased these towels for myself, my brother and my boyfriend. I purchased them to use instead of paper towels. I feel good using them knowing I am contributing to less waste in the environment! I leave them right by the sink and dry my hands with them. I have yet to use them for cleaning but plan to.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect for on the go use!

                By 

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • In Public Restrooms

                  Comments about PEOPLETOWELS:

                  Peopletowels are awesome for using while you're out and about instead of those scratchy paper towels or obnoxious hand dryers. They are so small and light weight they're easy to bring along and they dry pretty fast - faster if you hang them on the outside of a bag. It's the same idea as bringing a cloth shopping bag along with you, or a reusable water bottle or coffee cup. Great waste reducers!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  Q and A

                  When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                  378votes, 42 comments

                  Carolina
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  SUPER CUTE!!

                  Jenny
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I use towels and cloth napkins anyway; I like this as a gift item because it comes with its own hangtag for clipping it to items.

                  Eileen

                  These are wonderful. Organic, reusable.That is why I come to your site to shop.Very resonalby priced too

                  Katie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  great price and cute design. i like the marketing strategy as well.

                  KAREN
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Great idea!

                  kathleen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Great idea. I could use something smalleer than a towel for the gym.

                  Renee
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I do like the idea of these for the uses listed, and it's definitely a good idea for an employer to go green-employees each having their own small towel. Many folks and gyms already reuse regular towels. It is less convenient for people to carry their own towel to the mall, the grocery store, or an office where we receive a service-not that we shouldn't. Many of us already carry reusable bags, so the towel isn't much of a stretch. But, we have to gain buy-in, have more of a variety of patterns, and it needs to be utterly convenient (compact, the clip, and a way to carry it when it's more wet than damp).

                  Carolyn
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  what size are they and how many for that price???

                  Kathryn
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  love it - have one adn would get more

                  Margaret
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  These are perfect for any occasion...gift giving or personal use.

                  Laura
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love it! Great idea and price range.

                  Marie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Very cute, but not very original, reusable towels are everywhere.

                  Nancy
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I usecloth and these are cute and at a good price. Nice for barbeques and summer parties.

                  Mary
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Yes! I would order these!

                  Carole
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Eco-friendly idea

                  Beth
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Gave it a thumbs up for the idea, but not sure if I would actually buy one or use one. I'm not sure if I would like the idea of toting a damp towel around or having it flap from my purse for daily use.

                  Ginger
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I'd like to know what size these are. This could be a great solution to so many situations!

                  Michelle
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I love the tree one! Don't like the mix of colors on the earth one....

                  bonnie
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Why not just use a cheap rag??? These are cute and I would always be worried about staining it, if I used it.

                  Dama
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Very cute design and priced reasonable! I think this would be great to keep in car for quick cleanup of spills and could see using with workout!

                  Alicia
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  i would buy these for myself and as gifts

                  Shelly
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  The price, design, and overall message of the item is great.

                  Carolina
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Really good idea. I'd definitely get and consider giving it as a gift. Price is great too!

                  savannah
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  adorable, and just the right price! :)

                  Kathryn
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Super cute prints! Environmentally friendly! $7 for both, or just one? Either way, they are economical. The hang-tag is a thoughtful addition. I'd buy them for myself

                  Samantha
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Fun

                  Darshna
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Super cute, perfect price point

                  Andrea
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Great idea!

                  Heather

                  Just wanted to pop on and say, thanks for your lovely comments! I am an assistant buyer here at Uncommon Goods and we sincerely welcome your feedback. Right now, the price reflects the retail for 1 towel, but we will certainly consider selling these in sets of 2 or 3!

                  Coinin
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Cute, thrifty, and eco-conscious. Awesome.

                  Kelly
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  These are awesome! They're organic, reusable, and have cute designs on them! I love the elephants and I own a set of my own!

                  Kathleen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I like these a lot.

                  linda
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  love it, been waiting for an alternative!

                  Dana
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I own several PeopleTowels already and carry them daily. They are just the right size to carry in your purse. They also have a little tag on the back that you can hook a carabiner to if you'd rather hang it on the outside of your purse. They wash up well

                  AAPremlall
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Great idea that is easy, convenient and cuts down on waste!

                  Karen
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  the print is ugly

                  Debora
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Good price and very cute-

                  Eileen

                  These are cute but not an original idea. I would not buy these people towels bcuz i can use a washcloth that i already have.

                  Ashley
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I like them...but I think most people would snag a regular towel from a local store.

                  Rachelle
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love the idea...very eco-friendly. Although you would have to wash them often.

                  Brandi
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  It's a hand towel.

                  Robin
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I'm all for cute patterns but just go buy a cotton washcloth at Target for $1. This is not a new idea people!

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