Karl Marx tea towel

100% Organic Cotton
Made in the UK
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  • Sturdy half panama unbleached US cotton (48cm x 70cm)
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Includes hanging loop
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Delivery with Royal Mail, free on orders over £35
  • 100-day money back guarantee if you change your mind

Workers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains!

That is, with some variation, how the final words of Marx's Communist Manifesto tend to be paraphrased. A translation of what he actually wrote is "The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains... Working Men of All Countries, Unite!"

We know you’ve heard of Karl Marx: the German philosopher, economist, and revolutionary socialist is perhaps one of best known figures in history today. Although he didn’t invent communism, he popularised it through his seminal political theory, the Communist Manifesto, which he wrote in 1848 with Friedrich Engels. In it, he envisioned that the last phase of capitalism would be a workers’ revolt where the proletariat would seize the means of production from the bourgeoisie and share them in a new, classless society. (Kind of like, ‘sharing is caring’, but more intense.) He later published Das Kapital, where he argued that an economic system based on private profit (i.e. Capitalism) was inherently unstable and would inevitably collapse. 50 years after its publication, the ideas contained in this book would go on to inspire the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and more.

So, here’s the most radical tea towel you can get – oh, go on, you have nothing to lose but your chains (and your dirty dishes).


Half Panama unbleached organic cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees centigrade max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.

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  • 5
    Karl Marx t-towel

    Posted by Martin Mitchell on 20th Oct 2023

    Great product, strong and will last years!