Why Rolling Refills does not carry cloth "unpaper" towels!

Zero Waste: The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health.

Buying "unpaper" towels is one of the most ludicrous zero waste fads out there (in my opinion).

  • For millenia, people have gotten along just fine with using scrap cloth in their kitchens.
  • To re-snap and roll the "unpaper towels" every time they are washed is a time-consuming activity that few Americans are going to maintain.  And, seriously, can't they just be kept in a drawer?
  • Most of the current "unpaper" towels on the market are made from NEW fabric that is imported from China or India.
  • American-made cotton fabric is too expensive for this job.  Upcycled fabric is more labor-intensive and less consistent (buyers want their cute towels to match each other).

So.  Still want a cute roll of "unpaper" towels?

Go forth and support Local Makers!

  • Make your own out of old towels, sheets or clothing.  Can't get more local than your own home!
  • Ask around!  You may find someone who has some towels to offload.
  • Search Facebook Marketplace for a local seller of "unpaper" towels.
  • Search a site for handmade items such as Etsy, IndieMade or Amazon Handmade and find some made in your state or country.
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