From the time my daughter started kindergarten, I have always sent cloth napkins in her lunch. She has been very responsible about returning them home, and if I should forget one day, it is one of the first things she tells me when I pick her up from school. She knows that cloth napkins are better for the earth, but I think they also remind her a little bit of home during her meal at school.
While reading Green Mom Finds, I discovered Fabkins and knew my daughter would love to have her own special set of cloth napkins. Fabkins are cloth napkins especially designed for children, complete with a place on the tag for a child’s name. According to Fabkins, cloth napkins are great for kids because they:
- Make mealtime more fun
- Reduce paper waste
- Encourage good table manners
- Teach environmental awareness
Fabkins come in six different kid-friendly themes and are sold in packs of five. This company started by two moms committed to packing “waste-free” lunches for their kids began in Marin County, CA last year. I too share their commitment, and my only suggestion is that they make their cloth napkins from organically grown materials.
According to Elizabeth Rogers, co-author of The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time , “If we all give up one napkin a day, we could save a billion pounds of paper waste from going to landfills each year.” By placing cloth napkins in our children’s lunches, we are taking a small step towards reducing waste as a family. The cute designs of Fabkins ensure your child will be excited to show them to their friends and remember to bring them home.