High Time for Tropical Tea Towels


Can a towel make kitchen decor pop or delight at high tea? Yes, if that linen was spun from Hammocks & High Tea – an ecologically sound company rooted in the sensibilities of owner, Karen Young, who says she was inspired by her grandmother (below) and her fusion of Scottish-Portuguese heritage.

“I spent my childhood in South America, surrounded by an incredible combination of British architecture, history and Caribbean influences – hand carved wood statues, ornate architecture, cobblestone streets and exotic flora and animals were a daily part of life in the tropics,” she says.


Her home collection is made by hand with organic fabrics (hemp, soy and organic cotton) and printed using water based, solvent free inks. The linens (including napkins and place mats) are stamped with modern, upbeat patterns in tropical shades, conjuring open air markets and breezy travel days by the sea. The packaging is also responsible, using recycled or recyclable material. Priced between $20-$96.

Luanne Bradley

Luanne Sanders Bradley is the West coast Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in San Francisco, California.