Tuesday, April 8, 2008
My family has been using cloth napkins for years. Two great reasons why - they are better for the environment and are cheaper in the long run. Americans use an average of 2,200 paper napkins per person per year, that's a lot of trees, as well as water and chemicals to process the napkins. You can save a lot of money over time - it's cheaper to wash cloth napkins than to buy paper ones. I buy good quality napkins on sale and they seem to last forever - one set of everyday ones we've been using for 8 years! I have also made some cute napkins from fabric scraps - all you need to do is run a hem all the way around the square. My friend uses nice dish towels instead of napkins and says they clean up great.