For as long as I can remember, family dinner was non-negotiable. Seven days a week, my siblings and I grew up watching our parents turn a small-town apothecary in into a multi-million dollar business. Impressively, our family time was never sacrificed, especially dinner. We gathered around a table built by my grandfather every night to enjoy my mother’s home-cooked meals and wiped our mouths with white paper napkins. Like most busy families, we never took a moment to recognize that the endless paper napkins were affecting our environment.
Today, as we grow families and build happy homes of our own, we realize that we can all be more kind to the earth. My husband and I live in the city where space and storage prevents us from storing large, traditional cloth napkins. Paper towels and napkins were what we reached for—we needed to change that. Together with my mom, we created something that people could use in their homes every day that didn’t feel as formal as the traditional cloth napkin that usually only make their appearances during holiday dinners.
The original Everyday Napkin was designed to replace your stack of paper napkins and use less material that most other cloth napkins on the market. Our cloth goods are simply designed for function and style—perfect for every day and any occasion. Mix and match, stack at home for any sized meal. Keep handy, use on day trips, at work and on the go. Handcrafted by our small but mighty and passionate team in Boston, Mass., many of our styles are made into small batches from found fabrics. We believe it using what already exists and using much of the material including it's salvage. Each piece is cut, sewn and hand-finished.
From our home to yours, we hope you enjoy your Everyday Co. cloth goods and use often.