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Live beautifully. Live plastic free.

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

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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, 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.

Initiatives

The latin origins of collaborate mean “to labor together” and through collaboration we deepen our impact and lighten our burdens.

Growers we support

40% of the gross profits from our linen produce bags are shared by two groups growing food in Philadelphia. The farms we support offer the opportunity for city dwellers to experience the pace of the natural world.

Flax Project

With farmers, we’re cultivating a US based flax into linen supply on diversified vegetable farms and city lots.

Collaboration with Chef Ari Miller

 Although Ari's restaurant Musi has recently closed it's doors, our collaborations are not at an end. I'm proud of all we've done together, from textiles designed for his restaurant, to meals prepared by wraping food in my spent linens and placing them in the fire. Looking forward to more.

Judy Wicks Activist, Author & Founder, The White Dog Cafe

"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?!!"

Ari Miller Co-owner and Chef, Musi BYOB

"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."

Megan Oglevie, Farm Ambassador

"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!"

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