Organic Cotton Handkerchiefs

If you’re visiting this product’s page it’s because you either suck at sewing — don’t worry you’re not alone — or because you could tell they’re the cutest hankies in the entire world.

When looking at the content of my recycling bin, I realised that a lot of it was paper. Paper tissues, paper towels,… I was actually wasting A LOT of paper for things that had reusable alternatives. I thought that this would also be the perfect occasion to make my nose blowing sessions fun, hence the super cool and cute patterns.

These hankies are handmade in France with organic cotton and are incredibly soft. You get to choose from dozens of fabrics (which ended up being quite time-consuming in my case)! Oh and, don’t forget to add a note to the (super nice) seller to ask her not to use any bubble paper in your order.

Scroll down to know who’s the winner of the eco-friendly nose blowing battle!

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Tissues VS Hankies

  • Water

    It takes around 2.2 L to produce one paper tissue. Even if the cotton water footprint is huge (165 L of water to grow and manufacture one hanky) its reusability makes it win the water footprint contest. If we consider we’ll use a hankie at least 520 times, it will use 0.47L per nose-blow, washing included.

  • Energy

    It takes three times more energy to grow trees and produce pulp to manufacture paper tissue compared to a producing a cotton hankie.

  • Waste

    Once a tissue is used, it can’t be recycled anymore and is thus sent to landfill. Manufacturing and washing included, hankies produce 26 times less waste than tissue.

So the winners are… Hankies! Especially if there’s made of organic cotton, like these ones are.

Source: Green Lifestyle Mag

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