Our tea towels are made from a fine base fabric blend of 60% linen and 40% cotton. Linen is valued for its hard wearing qualities and extensively used in the hotel trade. The irregular linen fibres interwoven with cotton create tiny gaps in the fabric that make it more absorbant than a standard cotton tea towel. Linen also leaves no fibres on crockery when drying. The tea towels will soften after washing and perform better and better with age.