Sumptuously Soft French Dish Towels That Double as Aprons

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 last year recently 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.

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