100% cotton and a beautifully inexpensive update to your kitchen or give as a gift. these dishtowels get softer and more absorbent the more they are washed. set includes: one discharge printed dishtowel and one woven dobby textured weave dishtowel with satin stripes. pre washed fabric. discharge printing utilizes handheld screens which produce rich, saturated prints where the pigments permeate the fabric. this is done through a series of color applications and rinses, a labor-intensive process. inks are water-based, and the result is soft to the touch.