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Francis Kitchen Towels | Handwoven by the Mendez Family

44.00

Classic lines: set of two, 100% natural cotton kitchen towels. Designed for AUGUST ETTA and handwoven on a traditional standing loom by the Mendez family in the Oaxaca Valley. The natural cotton fibers used to weave these kitchen essentials assume a softer hand with every wash. You can't go wrong with a simple stripe in any cocina. 

Weaving traditions in the Mendez family date back to the 1920s when Emiliano Mendez, the patriarch of this multigenerational family of master weavers, learned to weave from his mother at a young age. His strong interests in both the technical and creative aspects of weaving arts guided him to become one of the most highly-regarded artisan weavers in the Oaxaca Valley today. He has passed down his knowledge to his children, who continue his legacy today, along with his wife of now fifty-five years, Delfina. It is a honor to collaborate with this incredible family on AUGUST ETTA textiles for the home and body. See more of their artistry in the AUGUST ETTA everyday tunics and caftans (coming soon) designed and made exclusively for AE. 

WOVEN is the AUGUST ETTA commitment to weaving a social tapestry across borders through conscious consumerism. 5% of all AUGUST ETTA profits go directly to Fundación En Vía in support of women entrepreneurs in Oaxaca, Mexico where many of the offerings from AUGUST ETTA are handmade. 

NOTE: 20x25in (50x50cm after wash). Choose your stripe, or one of each: wide/narrow. These timeless kitchen beauties are in production and will ship the first week of July. Thank you for your patience in the handmade process!

Care: machine wash, mild detergent, gentle dry. 

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