While preparing for a backpacking trip in 2016, our CEO and Co founder Mary was in need of a travel towel that would hold up for the nine month period, require minimal space in her pack, dry quickly and not develop an odor over time.
Linen not only fit the desired criteria, it far exceeded Mary’s expectations of what she originally had hoped for in a travel towel. Linen, it turns out, is quick to dry, highly absorbent, naturally antimicrobial, odor resistant and remarkably durable.
Due to a failed search for a linen travel towel that was also sustainably sourced and was of premium level quality, she partnered with her mother and sister. Together, they created the perfect product. This towel instantly became a favorite and a must-have travel item. Within one month of traveling, the three decided to take this towel to the market because they knew others like them would absolutely love it.
Thus, Lava was born.
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