Oversized, our towels are perfect for drying dishes or wrapping up warm bread. The towel was handmade in Guatemala by artisans who are building a sustainable community and it is thus an ideal accessory for an ethical home.
- 30” L x 24” W
- Washing machine safe
- Handcrafted on foot looms
- Made in Guatemala
Who made this product? Four brothers in Antigua, Guatemala started El Tun twenty-five years ago to preserve and share their traditional methods of weaving. They inherited a rich history of passion and quality which is spun into each fiber on their looms, powered by nothing more than the pulse of their feet. It’s from the very beat of their foot on the treadle that these four brothers took their name. El Tun references the traditional drum found throughout Guatemala. The steady beat of their work preserves both tradition and their environment by forgoing machinery. These towels are a few of their products carried by Sobremesa.
Why is it ethical? Sobremesa by Greenheart works directly with the artisans to ensure fair trade principles are upheld. These artisans forgo robot machinery for good old-fashioned foot-powered looms that won't leave a carbon footprint on the environment.
Sobremesa, a division of Greenheart International based in Chicago, embodies our organization’s mission to connect people and planet. By sharing the story of our products and the artisans who make them, we invite each consumer to become aware of their impact on the global community.