William Morris Strawberry Thief 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

‘When class-robbery is abolished every man will reap the fruits of his labour.’

With this tea towel we’ve combined one of William Morris’s classic designs The Strawberry Thief and a radical quote by him in a perfect marriage of his two passions: art and activism. A British artist, poet, novelist, and ardent socialist, Morris is best known as the 19th century's most celebrated textile designer, responsible for the some of the most recognisable textile patterns from the century. He was a radical in both his art and politics, refusing to follow the consensus. Disillusioned by the Victorian era's focus on dehumanising industrial systems that produced poor-quality, 'unnatural' objects, Morris championed a principle of handmade production, establishing the British Arts and Crafts Movement. Aware of the deep divisions in contemporary society, he declared himself a socialist, and in 1884 he helped set up a new group called the Socialist League, making frequent street-corner speeches and using his fame and artwork to further these objectives. 

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
    william morris

    Posted by jools on 5th Feb 2024

    great tea towel.. too good for drying dishes it's on my wall in lieu of a window blind, love it.

  • 5
    William Morris Strawberry Thief Tea Towel

    Posted by Dee on 11th Dec 2022

    As with previous purchases, I am impressed both with the quality of the materials used and with the beauty of the design.

  • 4
    Tea towel

    Posted by Susan Lloyd on 12th Jan 2022

    Excellent quality as always

  • 5
    Tea Towel

    Posted by Colleen Molloy on 8th Dec 2021

    Gorgeous colours and quality of fabric. Whydry dishes with anything less. Goid enough to frame for my kitchen.