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November 08, 2022
Set the tone for holiday gatherings with our timeless tablescape, which is hand dyed and handcrafted by artisans in India using natural ingredients.
The fabric is hand-dyed napkins made by the Chicago-based ethical brand TerraKlay. The napkins are so lovely that they can double as both the gift and the packaging. And, of course, as reusable napkins for adorning a festive holiday table. They sell sets of six different colors of Geetha Shibori Dyed Cotton Napkins, four of which we used in this post.
The striking table runner we used is actually two-sided! It’s the Chechi Runner in Pink, another entertaining essential that comes in seven hues.
The jute placemats are from fair trade decor brand Will + Atlas, and truly fit any vibe such as this more formal Friendsgiving spread. TerraKlay offers a similar design made of upcycled banana fibers.
Pro tip: Check out Gracious Garlands for selecting your Holiday Greenery for your table. From Garlands to Wreaths they have it all covered!
Back to the napkins. The Shibori dyed patterns on them are really lovely, and are more beautiful in-person versus photos. TerraKlay’s textiles and decor are made by people, not factories, in India, who have been working in their craft for generations. They also partner with young adults to support their vocational education. Learn more about their team and founder Manvee Vaid here.
Pro tip: Tie scrap ribbon from your holiday gift wrapping around your napkins for cute bow “rings” that make each place setting look like a present!
Here’s a close up of the four napkin colors on the pink runner showing the richness of the dye.
What do your holiday tables look like? Do you go for traditional seasonal colors or something more surprising?
If you’re considering a zero waste swap for the new year, ditch the paper towels for a good set of cotton or linen napkins. Not only does it reduce waste, but meals feel just a bit fancier because of it!
The original article is written by ANGELA HAMILTON founder of Eco Club. She is a copywriter and editor for small, creative businesses. She is most passionate about nature, creativity, and self care. She lives with her partner and two kitties in a petite Seattle apartment.
It has been edited from its original content to fit this blog article.
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