I quite enjoy finer things–especially in small ways. We started using cloth napkins for dinner a few years back. It was a good way to not waste paper and it certainly elevates a meal to something that seems more impressive than it may be. It could be argued that washing adds more stress environmentally. Throwing cloth napkins in with other laundry really doesn’t feel eco -unfriendly. They should ironed but if you thread them through a napkin ring or like the rustic look, you really don’t have to. 100% cotton is a must.