A random post but it’s good to throw a bit of randomness into life sometimes. The common handkerchief (pronounced hang-ker-chif) have been around forever but became a fashion item in the 16th century.
I believe there is something rather quaint about handkerchiefs, and despite the fact that most people view them as old-fashioned, I like them. They are able to be washed and reused hundreds of times – tissues on the other hand are one use wonders. There is more scope for the fashion conscious hanky user such as the practical white cotton option; the funky bright and colourful option; the pretty but not practical silk option; and the serious Dad-sized hanky option.
There are advantages to tissues too. They’re cheap, some come with a nice fragrance such as lavender, and they are sold in various sizes packets/boxes. Their advantages however do not make up for the havoc they play in the washing machine when you forget to empty your pockets.
So next time one is needed… will you reach for a hanky or tissue?