Town Towels: London Black Cab organic cotton tea towel


A beautiful tea towel tribute to London’s iconic black taxi!

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Though the first ‘Hackney Carriages’ were horse-drawn carriages licensed back in the 1600s, the black cabs we’re familiar with today emerged in the years following the Second World War. Though different models have been produced over the years, the distinctive design of the 1958 Austin FX4 has stood the test of time: the black cab looks pretty much the same today as it did back then, with its large front grille and illuminated hire sign. This tea towel celebrates the heritage and romance of the London Black Cab, chosen by Londoners as their favorite transport design icon in 2015. Go on: add some fun to your kitchen with this classic symbol of London!

  • Made in the United Kingdom
  • Made of 100% organic cotton

About Town Towels

Town Towels was an idea conceived during the 2020 world of pandemics, recession and Brexit division. We knew that despite all the apparent reasons to be fearful and divisive, there was – and remains – so much beauty, community spirit and reasons to look forward to the future here in the United Kingdom. Our simple plan was to display some of that beauty on the humble tea towel, by working with British designers whose work we admire. Tim Pearce ran a town guides publishing business for almost two decades beginning at the turn of the 21st century, based in Barry, South Wales. He spent time exploring beautiful market towns throughout England and Wales, dedicating countless hours to producing bespoke maps, designing advertisements for small local businesses, and researching the history and famous sons and daughters of these locations. Years later, Tim had the idea of producing tea towels that would depict locations throughout the country, and teamed up with son Luke to start the business together during the 2020 pandemic. With an enthusiasm to try new things that would help spread some positivity in what otherwise seemed like a hopeless and divisive time, they got going. After Tim put together some initial designs, and Luke built relations with other British designers, they made their first order with the manufacturers in the Midlands. Town Towels finally launched in September 2020.


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