Sample Set Gifting Bundle - Stella & Sol Sustainables

Sample Set Gifting Bundle



Questions and Answers

How many towels do I need to replace my paper towel habit?

Man, I wish I had a calculator for that. It will depend on what you’re using them for, how frequently you wash your laundry, and how much you go through. 

Assuming a once to twice a week wash, this is what I suggest:

If you use them infrequently, I’d suggest starting with a set of 10

If you go through about a roll a week, I’d suggest getting a set of 20 to start, and determine if you need more from there. 

If you’re going through more than a roll a week, I’d suggest starting with a set of 30 and determine if you need more from there.

The more towels (or tissues or wraps or whatever) that you have, the longer they’re going to last because you won’t have to wash them as frequently, thus reducing the wear they’re going through. 

Remember, though, that the goal is to reduce your waste, not consume and consume sustainable products.

How do I roll them back up?

Check out my step-by-step post on how to do the paperless towels.

How absorbent are the paperless towels?

Each paperless towel (12” x 8”) is as absorbent as an 11” x 11” brand name paper towel. They actually will get more absorbent with washing, so long as you don’t use fabric softeners or dryer sheets.

How long do towels last?

Your towels will last for years. I am continuing to use ones that I made at the beginning of my journey in 2016, and they’re still going strong. Please note: the more towels/tissues you have, the longer they’re going to last because you won’t have to wash them as frequently, thus reducing the wear they’re going through. 

How long does it take to get my order?

I ship out on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. When you make your order, I will have it shipped out in 3-5 business days.

Return Policy

We stand behind our products, so if you don't love them, returns are free (in the US) for 30 days from receiving the product. It should be in original packaging upon return.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. For the full return policy, see here.

How do I care for them? Will they stain/shrink?

Wash and dry them as you would your regular towels.

Two cautions:

Don’t use fabric softener or dryer sheets with them. Those products will coat the fibers, decreasing absorbency.

Don’t use chlorine bleach with them. You CAN use oxygen bleach without worrying about discoloring the patterns. 


Will they stain?

They can stain. There are a few things people choose to deal with that.

In terms of choosing, buying white for bleaching; buying dark colors to avoid seeing the stains; buying tie dye so stains blend in with the pattern more.

When you do have something that you think will stain, there’s a few things you can do to mitigate the stain.

Soak it in cold water. The cold is important because warm water will set a stain.

Use a 1:2 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then rinse it off and launder as usual.


Will they shrink?

Short answer: possibly. 

Long answer: All fabric is pre-washed, dried, and ironed before it’s cut; I aim to minimize any shrinkage and distortion before it reaches you. However, washing in hot water and drying on a high setting may shrink them over time, especially since each washer and dryer is different. For best results, follow care instructions below.