Common Kelp Red Tea Towel

A thick organic cotton tea towel screen printed with an illustration of a type seaweed found in the southern hemisphere. In the temperate waters down there this stuff is everywhere so it makes sense it’s known as, Common Kelp.


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A spectacular seaweed is the common kelp! The boffins would prefer to use it’s binomial, Ecklonia radiata, which I must admit is a bit sexier. This beauty can be found just below the low-tide mark on rocky shores throughout the cool and cold waters of the southern hemisphere.

These big seaweeds are a species of kelp and they’re pretty important for coastal communities. They’re what’s known as a foundation species as they provide habitat and food that supports a huge diversity animals and other seaweeds – especially the early life-history stages of these organisms. Kelps, like many other marine organisms, are sensitive to a key aspect of the current changes in our earth’s climate – warming seas. The impact of their loss on marine biodiversity, not to mention the fishing industry, would be nothing short of catastrophic.

This tea towel celebrates the beauty and ecological importance of the big seaweeds and serves as a reminder that our actions on this planet are far-reaching.


  • 50 cm x 70 cm
  • Screen printed
  • 100% organic cotton
  • Hanging tab on reverse

Please note: Hanger not included


You could use a dirty word like ‘souvenir’ but we reckon the humble tea towel, ours in particular, are far more than that. In addition to being an essential bit of kitchen kit we reckon our tea towels look fabulous whether they’re hung over the oven door or on the lounge room wall. A great design speaks to you reminding you of a time, place, someone special – or you just dig it. 

All our tea towels are 100% organic cotton. They are hand-woven by a women’s collective in Kerela in southwestern India. The material is GOTS certified and though technically we’re not certified to advertise this fact we thought you should know – the folks down the supply chain are getting a fair go.

We’ve worked hard to source high-quality, ethical tea towel stock. Given this is a traditional screen print onto a heavy, organic cotton you can have confidence that this is going to last for ages.

Care Instructions

Take care of your tea towel and you’ll get years of use out of it. How you wash has a big impact on your tea towel’s lifespan so to prolong its life, follow these recommendations:

  • Wash similar items together
  • Always use cold water
  • Avoid bleach or strong detergents
  • Line dry in the shade – don’t tumble dry