Downtown General Store specializes in hand-screened t-shirts and flour sack towels designed by our own in-house artists, hand-sewn ornaments, and more. We feature the local flavors of Hawaii in our designs and always stir up chuckles from our customers. Visit us at our next craft fair, or, if you can’t wait, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to order our products.
2020 Craft Fair Schedule
2021 Made In Hawaii Festival – November 11-14, 2021 at Ala Moana Shopping Center
Temari – TBA
Diamond Head Arts & Crafts Fair – TBA
Flour Sack Towels
During the plantation days, flour was purchased in 100 pound sacks. Once the sacks were emptied, washed and bleached, they had a variety of different uses such as: kitchen towels, cleaning and polishing cloths, diapers and underclothing. They were even sewn together to make sheets and pillowcases in homes that could not afford regular bedding.
Since flour sack towels are super soft, completely lint-free, absorb like a paper towel and dry faster than normal kitchen towels, they add sparkle to dishes, glassware, and windows. All the nubs, imperfections and shadings are characteristics of this fine towel. They are pre-washed, pre-shrunk and resistant to unraveling.
We hand-screen our flour sack towels with water-based ink to retain its softness and absorbency.
Approx. 27″ x 27″
Flour Sack Towel Masks
Face masks made from our 100% cotton flour sack towels, nose wire and adjustable elastic.
Flour Sack Towel Availability
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In the News
We've been featured in the article "The Downtown General Store's Nostalgic and Fun Flour-Sack Towels" by Jodie Chiemi Ching on the Zentoku Foundation website (above image taken from the Zentoku Foundation website). View the article here.
Honolulu Magazine, July 2020 - Cover Honolulu Magazine, July 2020 - Article
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