Decor-worthy hand towels for your kitchen

Practical doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful too.

Kitchen towels are serious helpers in the kitchen. Sure, they’re excellent hand dryers, but they’re also great in a pinch for a quick cleanup, as an impromptu oven mitt, or makeshift lid to keep fresh-baked biscuits warm out of the oven. Use them to cover proofing dough, fold them for a trivet, and throw one over your shoulder or tuck into your apron while cooking to stay prepared. And while your kitchen lies dormant, they can add color and personality to the room.

MEEMA

MEEMA hand towel.
Thoughtfully designed, consciously sourced, exceptionally crafted.Amazon

Hand towels can save water. This set by MEEMA, which partners with the Denim Project in Guatemala, is made with upcycled denim and cotton. The 100% cotton, special weave pattern is not only absorbent and durable, it's a conscious statement piece for your kitchen.

LinenMe

LinenMe handtowel.
Sturdy enough to be thoughtful, and chic enough to stand out.Amazon

It was difficult to find kitchen towels that are 100% linen and look beautiful, but no more. LinenMe's Provence Linen Hand Towels, made in Europe, will get you drier, quicker. And with every wash, the towel gets an even subtler vintage patina. This family-run brand also makes linen clothes, bedding, tablecloths, and beach towels.

Ahenque

Ahenque handtowels.
Craftsmanship passed from generation to generation.Amazon

The traditional hand-woven method gives these Ahenque hand towels, made by Turkish artisans, a sturdy yet, light feel. They're 100% natural cotton, eco-friendly, and surprisingly absorbent. Another welcome surprise: the soft texture gets even softer as you wash them. Choose from 11 different colors, including navy blue, red, grass green, and sunny yellow.