“Colorful cotton table linens have always been a part of my life. My mom says that she started collecting them out of nostalgia for her grandmother’s kitchen. They have always felt like a through-line connecting me to my mom and her family. Like the colorful tablecloths and flour sack towels of my own childhood, Alloro linens are cheerful and casual yet add a little bit of fancy, making a friendly welcoming table. I’m a printmaker and a professor. I’ve taught for Indiana University, University of Iowa and The University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. I move a lot in my life as a printmaker. Each time that I set up house in a new location I get to re-examine what objects make a new house into a home for me. Relocating time and again, I’ve learned that well made, to be well used, means home to me. I source my natural dyes and pigments from France and the linen comes from my travels in Italy. Currently, I design, print and sew all of my linens in my studio in my home town of Seattle, WA.” -Amanda Lee
CARE GUIDE: Alloro Towels
All Alloro items can be machine washed at temperatures up to 100°F / 40° C. Feel free to iron them on the reverse side of the printed design. Your piece has been pre-washed, but you might notice a small shift on the color after the first wash, this is normal.