Wash and reuse up to six times!
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The environmental implications of this are so flawed to me. Disposable cotton? Cotton is such a water-intensive crop! Yikes. And if you can wash and re-use six times, why not wash and re-use ... you know ... indefinitely? Is washing them that seventh time somehow a time/energy suck that doing so the first six times isn't? I'm just so baffled and disturbed by this bizarre instantiation of disposable culture.
Agreed. For the same cost as these you can get some adorable cotton napkins that will last a lifetime.
A third person who is baffled by this. If the vibrant colors are what sets them apart from conventional napkins then just make your own. Sewing squares is surprisingly easy even if you have little skill.
I can buy a bandana for a buck -- even less than one Drap. The bandana can be washed scores of times and will last for years.If bandanas aren't my thing, I can go to the local fabric store, buy a yard of fabric, cut it into four napkins, and hem them.If I need to use disposable napkins, it seems to me one-use paper ones have a smaller carbon footprint than these items. The website actually doesn't give any information beyond what's in this (sponsored?) post.What am I missing here?
I thought we were moving away from disposable. I don't even have paper towels in my house. I use cloth napkins instead of regular napkins. I never use paper products of any kind. This seems like a backwards move to me.
What's wrong with regular cloth napkins? If you are feeding a crowd, just use paper ones. It wouldn't be worth buying, storing, and cleaning so many cloth ones in that case. But cloth and paper napkins come in all sizes and colors, so why you need to spend so much for this is perplexing.
I got some as a gift from Crate and Barrel that sid wash up to six times. I think I washed those suckers about 20 times by now, and they are still in great shape.
Agree with all of the above -- it's kinda awful that you would ever look at 100% cotton napkins as disposable. Is the hook that they come on a roll and are perforated so you can just tear them off? Are we all 4 years old, where that's a fun game?
Looking at the website, I guess the intention is for a classier and more colorful paper napkin for entertaining. I use paper napkins occasionally and cloth most of the time, but I would never buy these. Thumbs down!
I agree! Why create another disposable product when there are so many reusable options out there. The fact that they say "wash up to 6 times" makes me think this is greenwashing. Boo!
Oh, Christ on a bike! Who is the feckless nincompoop who came up with this? To be a fly on the wall with that focus group. "Nope, sorry. I will not wash napkins a seventh time." What happens if you wash them again? Will it rain blood? If it does, I know where we can get some disposable napkins.
Maxwell, are you listening?!
One more voice that agrees with everyone else!
Wait. Late April Fool's joke maybe? Awwww. You totally got me AT! Good one.
Feckless Nincompoop for the WIN! Thanks, @ Jennifer Juniper
I actually started reading AT way back when for the green design and home things. I guess that's no more!Adding my comment to the chorus of wtf.
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