Old-Time Cocktails Cotton Towel
Inspired by the cocktail parties of yesterday, this flour sack cotton towel features names of drinks that were popular between 1860 and 1960, all beautifully hand lettered. Did you know, for example, that ‘Death in the Afternoon’ is a cocktail made up of absinthe and Champagne, invented by Ernest Hemingway?
About flour sack fabric:
During 19th and early 20th centuries, basic cooking ingredients like flour and salt were traded in large sacks made of 100% cotton. The finest cotton was chosen for its durability and heavily knitted using a diagonal method, making it easier for the fabric to dry. It didn’t take long for people to realize that this fabulous fabric could be used for dish towels, pillow cases, and hand towels.
Typography by Hannah Vannoy