Hank&Cheef Handkerchiefs

Hank&Cheef Handkerchiefs

Carrie McBride
Mar 25, 2009

Yesterday we showed you Allyson's strategy for keeping cloth handkerchiefs handy around the house so now our mission is to procure handkerchiefs. We saw a pack at our local discount store the other day - they were cheap, but also flimsy. We're considering sewing our own with some soft cotton from our stash or we might splurge on these beauties from Hank&Cheef.

What we like about these, besides the selection of pretty designs, is that they're made from 100% organic cotton, are a useful size (8.5" x 8.5" - small enough to tuck in a pocket, big enough or a round of sneezes), and we like the idea that everyone in the family could choose their own easily-identifiable design because, as close as our family is, we'd like our very own hankies thank you very much.

Hank&Cheef is a Vancouver-based company and sells their hankies individually ($5.25 CDN) or in sets (7 for $35 CDN). They have some interesting stats about the environmental benefits of cloth handkerchiefs on their website including the factoid that it takes 90 years to "grow" a box of tissues

However, ff we do decide to sew our own handkerchiefs, we like this simple tutorial from The Purl Bee.

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