Earlier this month, Blackbird Tees was finally able to announce a secret weeks in the making: the availability of their tea towels at Anthropologie. Though the towels are currently featured exclusively online, they are hoping to see them in stores, possibly later this year.
Blackbird Tees is a locally owned company that designs, creates and sells hand-printed men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and more. Their tea towels also are available on their Etsy site, which was recently in the spotlight as Etsy’s Featured Shop.
Their tea towels are simple but engaging. They are sold in sets of two, each towel with a saying: “You Wash, I’ll Dry,” “Mr., Mrs.” and “You Cook, I’ll Clean.” When ordered from their Etsy site, the towel sets come packaged in reusable produce bags.
Blackbird Tees was founded in February 2008 in Seattle, but in 2012, owners Jody Dyer and Karl Topee moved back to Richmond. They, as a company, strive to purchase and use materials that are “ethically manufactured” and use “socially responsible practices.” Their products are sweatshop free, American-made, and Fair Wage and Fair Labor certified.