Go Green this Summer with generationME Reusable Napkins & Paper Towels

by Chrystal Johnson on May 14, 2012

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One area we struggle to reduce waste in our house is with disposable napkins and paper towels. With Summer upon our heels – and barbeque season with it – I have decided it’s time to cut back on the use of disposables. I don’t think we’ll ditch the disposables overnight, but I want to take baby steps towards that end goal.

So of course I was thrilled to get to try out a set of reusable napkins and reusable paper towels from generationME!

Reusable Cloth Napkins

Meg has some really neat patterns for her napkins – they definitely aren’t your Grandma’s cloth napkins! The girls really love using them because they’re softer than disposable paper napkins and they work much better.

The reusable cloth napkins from generationME are made from soft, designer flannel so that you can choose a set that compliments your personal decor and personality. Each set comes with 6 solid color napkins and 6 patterned napkins.

All napkins are single-ply and measure just over 10″ by 10″. Mine did shrink a bit in the wash, but they held up nicely. The edges of the napkins are professionally serged to keep them looking pretty and useful.

Reusable Paper Towels

I also like how simple the reusable paper towels are. I’d like to stock up on these and keep them in a basket in the kitchen so they’re easy to grab.

They are made from soft, absorbent birds-eye cotton, also called diaper cloth because of its absorbency power. They even get more absorbent after washing!

Each reusable paper towel measures about 11″ by 11″ and mine also shrank slightly when I washed them. The edges on these are also professionally serged.

In addition to reusable paper towels and napkins, generationME also offers a variety of other eco-friendly products, such as:

If you are looking to ditch the disposables while supporting a small business this summer, check out generationME! Be sure to like generation me on Facebook, then visit the generationME Etsy store and comment below with which napkin pattern is your favorite!



About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 Viviana May 14, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I love these! http://www.etsy.com/listing/86260515/reusable-napkins-mothers-day-kitchen They match my decor perfectly. Thanks for this! I love your blog!


2 Charlotte R May 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I love the Butterflies pattern of napkins


3 Michele
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May 16, 2012 at 5:53 am

I like the brown swirl ones


4 Kelly A. Tanner
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May 16, 2012 at 11:02 am
5 Marysa N. May 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I love the green/white damask :)
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6 wendy g May 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm

the butteryfly ones


7 Anne Perry May 18, 2012 at 10:52 am

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8 Phoenix May 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

The white flower napkins with the swirl are beautiful.


9 Danielle @ Royalegacy May 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I know I would love to have these in my home!
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10 Tegan May 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I think their blue and white one’s with the birds and trees on them!


11 Margot C
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May 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I love this, why didn’t I think of it. Truth be told when we were in diaper days we used those cloth diapers to mop of all kinds of messes!


12 Alycia M May 26, 2012 at 5:05 am

I like these ones…brown with the white circles


13 Sarah B. May 26, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I like the green and blue bird ones!


14 Seyma Shabbir May 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Love the BRown and blue one


15 Jennifer P - Vicki Vix on Rafflecopter May 30, 2012 at 3:34 am

My favourite napkin pattern is the (Reusable Napkins, Mothers Day, Kitchen Decor, Green Living, Eco-Friendly, Wedding Gift) green/white Damask.


16 Dandi D June 11, 2012 at 8:00 am

I have some of their wipes and I really like them!


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