Our Canada Tea Towel — featuring a maple leaf design by Canadian creative Wendy Brownie — was initially produced on the looms of Europe's Le Jacquard Français for Canada’s 150th birthday.
“Maple trees are one of Canada’s national symbols. They exist in every province and territory,” says Brownie, whose design was inspired by the Bigleaf maple trees she observed while visiting Canada’s West Coast.
The original Canada Tea Towel sold out almost instantly. Now, due to popular demand, we’ve commissioned a timeless version of the iconic towel for Canada-loving people everywhere. It will be arriving in Canada August 2021 and is available for pre-order now.
“This tea towel is for everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from. It’s also a nod to the threads that bind us — a reminder that we are stronger together than apart,” says the designer. “The towel is bright and cheerful and woven with the highest quality combed cotton long fibres — making it a lasting & unique gift for anyone who loves this country.”
During a visit to Tofino, British Columbia, Brownie found a giant leaf on the ground from a Bigleaf maple tree near Sobo, her favourite Tofino restaurant.
She brought it back with her to where she was staying at The Wickaninnish Inn. There, she would sketch out the original tea towel design using the impressive leaf as inspiration.
Playfully referred to as “The Tea Towel Queen of the World” by local media in Calgary given her impressive textiles expertise, the owner of inspirati not only designs and sells the highest quality tea towels available on the market, but she also offers people the rare opportunity to design (in house at inspirati) quality tea towels of their own.
She does this in collaboration with her design team in France at Le Jacquard Français for individuals, organizations and businesses looking to create their own custom tea towel.
Canada’s award-winning Post Hotel & Spa, for example, collaborated with Brownie on this linen/cotton tea towel — which has been used to help raise funds for charity, to gift loyal clientele and to give guests the option of purchasing a quality souvenir from their hotel stay.
If you’d like more information about creating a custom tea towel, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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