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The Eco-Friendly Tissue Paper and Handkerchief Alternative

The Eco-Friendly Tissue Paper and Handkerchief Alternative

In this age of shameless marketing, people are more suspicious about claims stating "eco-friendly" on any product packaging. As they should be! Many so-called sustainable products are really not as eco-friendly as you'd hope. Less about the "green" of the earth than...

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Hanky vs Tissue: Which is better for the environment?

Hanky vs Tissue: Which is better for the environment?

The tissue is as commonplace today as the handkerchief was a century ago. But as we become more aware of our impact on the planet, it may be time to wonder: is tissue paper eco-friendly? Are handkerchiefs better for the environment? Today we’re going to take a...

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The Classy Guide to Vintage Handkerchiefs

The Classy Guide to Vintage Handkerchiefs

Not too long ago, everyone had a handy-dandy vintage handkerchief, but those old-time hankies don’t need to be antiques off a shelf, there are plenty of ways to give life to a stunning hanky without it having to feel like a fragile hand-me-down from grandma’s grandma…...

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How to Make Felted Wool Dryer Balls (With Video)

How to Make Felted Wool Dryer Balls (With Video)

If you are here you have surely opted for a greener lifestyle, either that or you are looking for a new DIY project to keep your hands busy. As someone who is interested in sustainable solutions (which is where the idea for HankyBook came from), I am obsessed with...

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17 Handy Handkerchief Uses [Infographic]

17 Handy Handkerchief Uses [Infographic]

I've argued that the handkerchief is the most eco-friendly way to blow your nose, catch coughs, and snare sneezes. I've also made the case that handkerchiefs are no more or less sanitary than paper tissues - and that HankyBooks offer the most protection of all. And...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Dryer Balls

The Beginner’s Guide to Dryer Balls

On this site, we talk a lot about hankies, but today we’re talking about balls – dryer balls! If you have a passion for sustainability, you must have heard of them, they are the new “It Girl” when it comes to an eco-friendly alternative to dryer sheets and fabric....

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6 Ladies Handkerchiefs You Need In Your Drawer

6 Ladies Handkerchiefs You Need In Your Drawer

Forget about diamonds! A hanky is a woman’s best friend. Historically known as a handkercher or kerchief, it helps to wipe those unavoidable wedding tears, blow a persistent runny nose or even save the planet (think landfills).  Every woman can rely on a good...

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Guide to Best Men’s Handkerchiefs + Our Top 5 Picks

Guide to Best Men’s Handkerchiefs + Our Top 5 Picks

A handkerchief is an accessory that sets some men apart from others. If you aren't struggling with a cold or hayfever, you may not need a handkerchief most days. But on that day that you do pull out your trusty hanky to tend to a wounded child. Or improvise a...

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Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Gift Guide for 2020

Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Gift Guide for 2020

If you’re eco-friendly like me, you probably want to share your passion with friends and family. Eco-consciousness is infectious! I get asked for my opinion about environmentally friendly gifts all the time, so I thought that with the holidays on the way it would be a...

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How to Stop Sneezing and Runny Noses

How to Stop Sneezing and Runny Noses

As someone who has struggled with a runny nose and sneezing most of my adult life, I know all-too-well how debilitating it can be. Whether it’s from allergies, hayfever, or a nasty cold – the effect on your productivity, enjoyment, comfort, and even your relationships...

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Is the Handkerchief More Hygienic than Tissues?

Is the Handkerchief More Hygienic than Tissues?

Historically, the handkerchief (“hanky”) was the charming companion for anyone that urgently needed to wrangle a sneeze or blow a nose. By the mid-20th-century, disposable tissue paper had become a popular alternative. Initially created to remove cold cream from...

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The Best Handkerchief for Blowing Nose & Stifling Sneezes

The Best Handkerchief for Blowing Nose & Stifling Sneezes

On my quest to discover the best handkerchief for blowing nose, I realized something important: The handkerchief is back, baby! Hankies say a lot about you. The fact that you carry one is a silent statement in itself. That you’re prepared for any spill or sneeze. That...

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