Radical Tea Towel
Look what the lovely people at Radical Tea Towel sent me to review! It's a rather fitting one, with a quote from Albert Einstein saying, 'Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.' Now it probably goes without saying that I believe that veganism rather than vegetarianism is the right way to live. However, given that the term 'vegan' was only first coined in 1944 and Einstein made this statement in a letter in 1954, I think it's ok to be a little lenient with old Albert! :) Considering that at the time, being a vegetarian would have been a pretty progressive thing to do, I don't think it's totally out of the question to think he may well have been a vegan if he were around today. What do you think?
Anyway, on to the tea towel itself! It's made from 100%, lovely thick quality cotton from an ethical source, and made in the UK. They seem to have a decent stance on ethics too. This tea towel itself is £8.95 and they sell a range of gifts from fridge magnets to aprons and canvas shopping bags, all with various historical, ethical, and political themes. Well worth a look if you're looking for a slightly unique gift for a politically-aware friend. http://www.radicalteatowel.com/