Founded in 1931 by René Coucke in the north of France, Couke started out as a brand of handkerchiefs, before branching out into table and kitchen linen in the 1970s. The company now specialises in Jacquard tea towels with original, memorable designs. With special attention to product quality, Couke insist on natural fabrics such as cotton and linen. There is a conscious effort to preserve the traditions and skills of Northern France, renowned for it's expertise in weaving and manufacturing and respected world wide.This kitchen hand towel is 100% soft long lasting cotton. It is traditional in France to have a handy towel to wipe your hands during food preparation. Saves using the tea towel! Note this is towelling cotton, used to dry hands rather than dishes!