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Cooperative Commonwealth Tea Towel


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Beautiful illustration by English artist and illustrator, William Crane (1845 – 1915)

The modern cooperative movement was founded by the Rochdale Pioneers in 1844.  Their aim was to provide affordable and unadulterated food and provisions in an unregulated market to benefit society.  The cooperative movement, with its roots in Greater Manchester, is now a global movement and encompasses all sectors of the economy.

Tea towel produced by our friends at Radical Tea Towel.

  • Sturdy half panama unbleached US cotton (48cm x 70cm)
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Includes hanging loop
  • Machine wash at 40 degrees centrigrade max.
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK

Additional information

Weight 150 g