Two layers of unbleached organically grown 100% cotton birdseye fabric sewn together with a center seam.
Pictures shown after washing. Birdseye fabric has little "birds" woven into the fabric. This is much smoother than terry fabric. Birdseye has a nice amount of "grippiness" to get stuff off with a balance of being smooth enough for softness. Two layers gives you the right level of thickness for absorbency, plus two layers of fabric helps them stay flatter. It gives them enough thickness so that it is easy to grab one. Single layer look-alikes curl up, stick together and are more difficult to handle. Having two layers of fabric makes them much better and easier to use. Paper towels can't compare to two layers of birdseye cotton. Simple, yet so effective.
They can also be used as preemie diapers or layered as newborn cotton diapers.
We added a small seam across the wipe to help them keep their shape, yet cotton shrinkage will vary a bit of course. Like all unbleached cotton, wash several times in a regular size load of laundry, perhaps through 5-8 cycles, on hot with detergent before using. This prep washing is needed to wash off the natural cotton oils present in unbleached cotton. It needs to be washed off before the full absorbency of the cotton is reached.
Made of organic cotton. Made in Pakistan. In packs of 12 wipes.
A storage idea:
You don't have to roll them but this is pretty. A simple stack on the counter or in a drawer works fine.
New! Also available in white cotton.
Go to Cloth-eez Paper Towel Alternative - white cotton version.
I had been waiting for this product to restock after ordering the Birdseye wipes. I LOVE these paper towel alternatives!! They are so absorbent and durable - wipe up plenty more messes than you could with multiple paper towels. We use them as dinner napkins, to wipe spills, clean countertops, wipe kid hands and faces, and sure we use them to dry off our hands too after washing them. I am so happy I ordered the 48-pack because they are awesome!! Buy them!
These "unpaper" towels were a fantastic purchase. They're a nice size and thickness, and are more absorbent than paper towels, so it's easier to clean up messes. Plus you can wring them out and keep cleaning, which you can't do easily with paper towels. I initially bought one pack of 12, but my husband and I both loved using them so much that I bought a second pack, some of which I have appropriated as bathroom cleaning rags. I love that we're helping both the environment and our bank account--we haven't bought paper towels in months.
I use these for everything! So absorbent and much better than the paper version.