Live beautifully. Live plastic free.

Replace single use and plastic disposables with our signature line of textiles.

Why Choose Us

Live Beautifully

Join us and build a healthy vibrant future.

We are dedicated to valuing the people working with us at every step of our process. A portion of profits go to regenerative farms. We’re working to re-establish a regenerative regional textile supply.

Live plastic free.

Our textiles are created with organic,100% natural linen.

Reduce reliance on single use and plastic disposables with elegant linen products you’ll use and love every day. Crafted in Pennsylvania, our textiles are for gathering, storing, preparing and serving food.

Who We Are

The people we value at every step of our process.
Heidi Barr

Heidi Barr

founder

The land, textiles and design have always been central in my life.

In 2012, I became a working shareholder at my local urban farm, Henry Got Crops, as part of the community supported agriculture movement. I saw some modest needs going unmet on the farm and imagined a way I could help. As a former dancer turned costume designer, I was in a period of questioning the sustainability of continuing in costume design. I turned my sewing skills towards making napkins out of the backs of second hand men’s shirts and selling them to support the farm. I volunteered at community events, started to sell my textile goods at local farm markets, and connected with artisans, activists, and other like-minded folks trying to make a difference. I could feel the spirits of my life commingling all at once: the farmers, nurserymen, landscape architects, architects, the gardeners, the environmentalists, the spinners and weavers, even the dancer/performer I started out to be. All my experiences in life came together and formed a single idea: a line of kitchen textiles made with natural and reclaimed materials sold to support urban agriculture. My love for the environment, fabric, and sewing all dancing around each other in varying degrees over time and have coalesced into my current business.

Haley Galindo

Haley Galindo

COO

Growing up, I had the luxury of being able to spend a lot of time running in the woods barefoot and splashing in a creek behind my childhood home. I believe this early connection to nature is one of the many reasons that led me on my current journey. During my senior year of college, I wrote a paper about the Environmental Movement and my research shaped me into a passionate environmentalist. My hunger for more knowledge about reducing my carbon footprint and mitigating our human impact on the environment led me to complete my Master’s in Sustainable Management in 2019. I love being a part of The Kitchen Garden Textiles team where we work to make a daily difference for the planet and the people that live on it. I believe that the connection to the natural world, access to local food, and the availability of natural fibers is a crucial part of every human’s well-being and I hope to continue to cultivate those things through the products and philosophies of The Kitchen Garden Textiles. My weekly routine finds me connecting with what is most important to me as I work with Heidi towards a better world, read, take a stroll, water my plants, and spend time outdoors.

 

the growers we support

40% of profits from our linen produce bags go to these regenerative farms

Weavers Way Farms

Weavers Way is the urban farm that inspired me to launch the kitchen garden series. The farm consists of 6.5 acres split between two field locations a few miles from my Philadelphia home. The farmers at Weaver’s Way grow more than 50 different types of vegetables and fruit on those few acres. The farm produces enough to supply an on-site farmers market, provide fresh goods to the Weavers Way Co-op stores, and keep the Henry Got Crops CSA members awash with produce. This bit of soil carved out of the urban landscape lifts my spirits and also provides food for my own table. I spend 2 hours a week, 24 weeks out of the year in the bountiful fields at Weavers Way Farms helping to harvest organic produce and renewing my commitment to small scale sustainable urban agriculture. Learn more and get involved here.

East Park Revitalization Alliance (EPRA)

EPRA is a community gardening organization established in 2003 in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of Philadelphia adjacent to Fairmount Park. The group is committed to building a healthy community by turning vacant land into community gardens, connecting neighborhood residents to the adjacent park, planting trees, and running after school and summer programs for youth. EPRA also focuses on food and land access by supporting and training community gardeners, running two weekly food pantries, operating a weekly farmstand, and distributing fresh, neighborhood-grown produce to the community. I appreciate EPRA’s connection to the history of urban farming in the neighborhood, the relationships between rooted growers and neighborhood youth, and the vitality fostered in the community through EPRA’s work. Learn more and get involved here.

The wonderful linen storage bags from Kitchen Garden Textiles play an essential role in my refrigerator, keeping my lettuce, celery and other produce fresh and moist. I have at least three in use at any time. How did I ever manage without them?!!

Judy Wicks

Activist, Author & Founder, The White Dog Cafe

Wearing my KGT apron is empowering, wearing this garment, that represents many of the values I hope also translate on the plate, makes me feel like anything is possible in my kitchen.
Ari Miller

Co-owner and Chef, Musi BYOB

I’m a coffee snob ever since working as a barista at a small, local shop many years ago.... So, along comes a product that is made from linen(!), that I feel *GOOD* about using for my daily dose of caffeinated bliss. Working in sustainability, I’m keyed into products that align with my ethics. Thank you for taking away my guilt for all the paper filters I won’t be using from here on out!

Megan Oglevie

Farm Ambassador

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