Rifle Paper Co. may finally convince a generation of people to wear aprons. Because, let's be real: If you don't work in a restaurant or at a Home Depot, how often are you tying one on? Every time you preheat the oven to 350? Yeah, didn't think so.
Aprons just become one more thing to wash, even if it means sacrificing a few shirts to the occasional oil splatter or exploding batch of brownie batter. At least, that was my perspective — even amid spending three years at Delish, often destroying every shirt I owned while filming recipe videos in the test kitchen, common sense be damned — until I saw Rifle Paper Co.'s new collaboration with Hedley & Bennett.
Hedley & Bennett's known for making sleek, cool aprons that consider everything you'll actually need while cooking — including pockets at your waist, a towel loop (because you're always mopping something up), and a pen pocket near your chest. This collab's no different.
H&B launched two designs with the Florida-based illustrator: one featuring tiny greens and flowers against a black background, known as "Herb Garden"; and a half-denim, half-pink-and-khaki floral number called "Rosa." Oh, and there's a child-size design, so your mini-me can match you, too.
They also have a cell phone-sized chest pocket, perfect for keeping the 2018 cookbook close at hand (because honestly, what is paper?). But the best part, hands down, is the sturdy canvas material they're made out of. It's somehow soft, not itchy or bulky, yet thick enough to withstand your baking — or gardening — worst.
If $99 is a little too rich for your blood (I get it), you can always snag the design on a smaller scale, like this cell phone case or on a scented candle.
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