Delight Tea Towel - Ekelund

Delight Daisy Tea Towel by Ekelund available at American Swedish Institute.
Delight Tea Towel - Ekelund
Delight Daisy Tea Towel by Ekelund available at American Swedish Institute.

Delight Tea Towel - Ekelund

Regular price $23.50
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Bring Skåne Daisy's into your home, or send as a gift, with this bright and cheery Delight Daisy tea towel.

The Oxeye Daisy ('Prästkrage' in Swedish) is the iconic flower of Skåne, which is the southernmost Swedish province of Sweden known for its farm fields covered with Summer flowers, stunning coastal areas, forests, and lakes.  The Prästkrage may most be associated with Midsummer ('Midsommar') head crown and Maypole ('Midsommarstång') decorations.

Ekelund tea towels are a great solution to skipping the paper towels and supporting your planet.  Great for kitchen clean up, drying your dishes and hands, and when not in use ~ makes a fun decoration showing off your personal style.

    Made in Sweden

    100% organic GOTS-certified cotton of the highest quality. [GOTS-certified ensures environmental production that meets social criteria].

    100% natural fibers are used by Ekelund. This means GOTS Certified. cotton (the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers) and linen from the finest flax in the world grown in Belgium and France.

    35 x 50 cm/14 x 20 inches

    Ekelund is a Swedish textile manufacturer that was founded in 1692 and is 100% owned to this day by the family. The company is located in Horred on the Swedish west coast. Eklund products are produced under Ekelund's full control in Horred, standing for quality, sustainability, and renewed tradition. Ekelund believes combining their values with a contemporary expression and products that are 'right in time', makes it a natural fit in people's everyday lives.

    Ekelund has taken multiple steps to ensure their products are made conscientiously with sustainable practices and high-quality materials. Note in particular:

    -Eco-friendly energy. Ekelund purchases “green electricity” from solar, wind or waterpower generation to power their offices and manufacturing facility.
    -Effective Lighting. Eklund is invested in their staff's well-being, especially during the long dark winter months in Sweden, investing in the best light available for them to work under. In addition, Ekelund uses movement sensitive switches where appropriate in its facility to assure that no light is left on when it is not needed.
    -Water consumption. Eklund collects the rainwater from their roof into a basin in their basement for reuse.
    -Heating. Eklund started their own central heating plant which utilizes biofuel grown in the area. This heating facility produces most of the heat needed by the village of Horred through underground distribution. Their ECO certified forest re-grows in a pace well within their needs for local heat distribution.
    -Cooling. For the limited time Eklund needs air conditioning, they mostly use Geothermal cooling.

    Swedish Quality with a Conscience