Bringing your own tea towels

At the end of a Local Welcome meal everyone washes up and dries the dishes and equipment to stack it back into the boxes without going mouldy and horrible.

We provide kitchen towels in the kits to dry the dishes and equipment.

We know that kitchen towel is not as sustainable as using tea towels! But our problem is that tea towels need to be washed and dried in between each meal - and there’s not enough time to do that at a Local Welcome meal.

If you want to bring your own tea towels to do the drying in a more sustainable way that’s fine! We just ask that you take them away to wash and dry yourself at home. Please don’t put them back in the boxes because it makes the boxes mouldy and horrible.

We welcome feedback and questions on everything that we do. We know we’re not always right. So tell us what you think about this on events@local-welcome.org.