A bit of history on the Flour Sack Dishtowel
During the great depression, between 1929 and the early 1940’s everything was hard to come by. Housewives would re-use the cotton sacks that flour, sugar and cornmeal were packaged in to make clothing, toys, quilts, curtains, pillowcases undergarments and dish towels. The flour companies took advantage of this trend by printing the sacks with flower prints, pretty borders and patterns to encourage housewives to purchase their brand of flour. Once things turned around for America, the flour companies began to use cheaper methods of packaging by using paper sacks, and with that the flour sack dishtowels began to disappear.