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How to Fold a Handkerchief for your Back Pocket

How to Fold a Handkerchief for your Back Pocket

People with runny noses know how many disposable tissues (and sleeves!) they go through. It’s even worse for people like me who suffer from a chronic runny nose.  I'm a big believer in the fact that the humble handkerchief is a much more sustainable alternative...

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Is Tissue Paper Biodegradable and Eco-friendly?

Is Tissue Paper Biodegradable and Eco-friendly?

How many facial tissues have you used this year? The answer will vary depending on whether you have allergies, the season of the year, or other factors. But the answer is probably "A LOT" and the box of disposable facial tissues in your home right now is evidence of...

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23 Uses Of The Modern Tissue Paper Substitute

23 Uses Of The Modern Tissue Paper Substitute

Have you been wondering what a good tissue paper substitute would be? The single-use sanitary product may be mainstream, but it's also not particularly great for the environment. Nor is it necessarily more hygienic than a handkerchief. Handkerchiefs are a great...

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How to Use a Handkerchief (For Life, Love & Everything Else)

How to Use a Handkerchief (For Life, Love & Everything Else)

There are many ways to use the humble handkerchief – from a quick wipe of your brow to catching the, uh, “contents” of your cold. The beauty of hankies is in large part due to how versatile they are - for men and women! How you use them will depend on the current...

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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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