Perfect little bamboo hankies

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The handkerchief is the age-old tool for combating sniffles and tears. Unfortunately, it has been largely replaced in modern times with paper tissues. It’s time to fire your box of Kleenex!

Experience true comfort for your poor nose with these soft bamboo hankies. They are so much better than their paper counterparts because they are so soft and so much more absorbent. Their reusable nature makes them better for your budget and your planet.

My little hankies are the perfect size to use once or twice. Stack clean hankies in a basket and toss used ones in the dirty clothes. These hankies are easy to wash, just toss them in with any load.

The Facts:

Size: 7x7 inches (18x18 cm)

Quantity: 6, 12, or 24

Fabric: Two layers of 70% bamboo/30% organic cotton jersey (t-shirt knit)

Color: natural

Thread color: eggshell (Custom sizes and thread colors are available, just send me a conversation.)

Now you can travel with your hankies! My hanky bags have pockets for stashing clean and dirty hankies separately. It is perfect to carry with you in your purse, diaper bag, backpack, or car. Hanky bags sold separately.

Washing instructions: Bamboo is sturdy and able to be washed and dried in hot temperatures. The fabric has been pre-washed and pre-shrunk, but bamboo may continue to shrink a tiny bit more. To avoid more shrinkage, you may want to wash in cool water and tumble-dry medium. Bamboo fabric (like all natural plant fibers) will increase in absorbency after it has been washed 5-10 times to remove the natural oils. Small amounts of bleach may be used when necessary. Choose a scent-free detergent and avoid all fabric softeners and dryer sheets. These chemicals coat absorbent fibers and make your towels and wipes less absorbent. They also pollute the air in your home and neighborhood. Yuck! Why Bamboo? Bamboo fiber is so soft and silky, it is like a cross between cotton and silk. It is more absorbent than cotton. It also has anti-microbial properties which fight mildew and other germs. It is eco-friendly to grow as you can produce a lot of bamboo quickly in a small area. Unlike conventional cotton, it is not a pesticide hog. What’s not to love?

The story behind my perfect little hankies: For most of my life, I was a great consumer of paper facial tissues. Any time I had a cold would involve a lot of nose blowing until I had used up every box in the house, forcing my mom to go out and buy more. Garbage cans were always overflowing with used tissues (eww!). As I started my own family, I decided to use cloth diapers on my children. This led to an interest in other reusable products for the home, like cloth napkins and handkerchiefs. I first bought men’s handkerchiefs and stacked them folded in a basket. I found that they were too large and too thin for my liking. I started cutting up jersey fabric (old t-shirts work well) and used those instead. I liked them because they were softer and more absorbent than the handkerchiefs, but my husband still complained that they were still too thin. I made them even thicker by sewing two layers of fabric together, and we pronounced it perfect! Now we don’t have to stock up on boxes of Kleenex, and we never run to the store in the middle of the night for more tissues when we all have colds. When our hanky supplies run low, we just toss another load in the wash. 

All items are sewn and packaged by me in my smoke-free and pet-free home.

"These are amazing. Because they are about the size of a standard facial tissue, my co-workers no longer mock me for using a giant hankie to wipe my nose. Also, these are super absorbent, so you can use them without smearing old snot on your face. Excellent! Will purchase more on payday!"
-zaemy14 on Etsy

"These are so wonderful. They are so soft and the perfect size. The texture actually reminds me of my baby blanket when I was a child. I will definitely order more soon. All I need now is a little pouch to keep them in for my purse. Thank you."
-swimberly8 on Etsy