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Tea Towel Print Exchange for WaterAid!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Handprinted are organising a Tea Towel Print Exchange to raise money for WaterAid!


WaterAid help the world’s poorest communities to transform their lives with clean water. 1 in 10 people don’t have access to safe water and 1 in 3 don’t have access to a decent toilet. We want a world where everyone everywhere has these basic human rights by 2030. Together we can make that happen. WaterAid are on a mission to get 'safe water, sanitation and hygiene to everyone everywhere by 2030'. WaterAid reached 2 million people with safe water and 3 million people with sanitation last year. We want to raise as much money as we can for WaterAid through our Tea Towel Print Exchange!

To take part all you have to do is print three tea towels, send them to us at Handprinted and receive three random printed tea towels from other participants. We are asking all participants to make a suggested donation of £10 to WaterAid and then you can screen print, block print, embroider, dye, stamp and decorate the tea towels in any way you like!


Young girls in Sanankoro village, Mali, practice good hygiene by washing their hands in clean water from their new water points. Photographer credit: WaterAid/Layton Thompson

Want to join in? Here's how:

Step 1: Click here to donate to WaterAid via our Just Giving page - we suggest a donation of £10

Step 2: Sign up for the exchange either by popping into the Handprinted Shop or clicking here to register as a postal participant.

Postal participants are charged £1.60 which will go towards covering postage expenses - absolutely no profit will be made from postage costs. Entrants anywhere within Europe can join in too!

Step 3: Print your tea towels! Show us what you're making using the hashtag #teatowelsforwateraid

Step 4: Get your tea towels to us by 30th June - drop them off at our Bognor Regis shop or post to: Handprinted, 22 Arun Business Park, Shripney Road, Bognor Regis, PO22 9SX. Please include your name and address so we know who the tea towels are from. 

Step 5: Receive your three random tea towels! Pick up from the shop or receive them in the post. We will send the tea towels out in mid July. Show us what your received using the hashtag #teatowelsforwateraid


Nadia collects clean water from the rehabilitated borehole in Nyamigende village, Rwanda. Photographer credit: WaterAid/Zute Lightfoot

If you're local, use the Handprinted studio to create your tea towels - why not come as a group and all print together? If you're further away you could meet up at home with a couple of friends and each print three tea towels. They can be all different or all the same, using any decorative technique that you like. Feel free to use any tea towels you can get your hands on to create your own unique designs. We want you to be creative! If you like, you can even download the 'In support of WaterAid' logo below and add it to your design.

Sign up to enter by post!

Donate to WaterAid

Start printing!