Smart Buy: Sumptuously Soft Dish Towels that Double as Aprons

Linge Particulier Dish Towel and Apron in Nude

Vacations are for taking a break from work, but when our editors travel on holiday, work (discovering fledgling creative talent, spotting new wares, finding design inspiration) tends to follow them. Case in point: Margot’s grand tour of Europe a couple years back yielded a flurry of story ideas (see her posts on exquisitely wrapped fabric hangers and handwoven, plant-dyed rugs).

And here’s another one: While visiting a store in Madrid, Do Design, she spied irresistibly soft kitchen linens by French brand Linge Particulier. Upon closer inspection, she realized that they all came with ties attached to turn them into aprons if need be. She promptly bought two—one for her sister and one for her sister’s future daughter-in-law.

“As so often happens, once I got home from my travels, I wished I had bought more!” says Margot. “It’s such a simple, genius idea.” Our favorite kind.

Linge Particulier Dish Towel and Apron Gray Stack
Above: Each dish towel-cum-apron measures 22 by 32 inches. “The linen is so nice—soft and light. And the towels themselves aren’t awkwardly giant but work perfectly around the waist,” reports Margot.
Linge Particulier Dish Towel and Apron Flowers In Situ
Above: Linge Particulier’s Linen Dish Towels come in standard stonewashed linen or waffle linen. Austin-based Nannie Inez currently has 10 colors in stock, $28 each—apron strings attached.
Linge Particulier Dish Towel and Apron Floral Stack
Above: Nannie Inez offers a changing variety of colors and patterns. The Linen Dish Towels pictured here are in Nude and Vintage Green; $28 each.
Linge Particulier Dish Towel and Apron In Situ
Above: Neatly folded into a compact square, the Linge Particulier Dish Towel belies its apron roots.

Want more on linens and textiles? Check out:

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran in June 2018, and has been updated with new images and information.

You need to login or register to view and manage your bookmarks.

No more results!

Haven't found what you are looking for? Try seaching!