a great eco alternative to paper kitchen towel and plastic sponge pads

We're thrilled to go into the weekend with a brand new product launch for Green Tulip. Ten and Co. a premium, eco-conscious home goods company that designs and sources fabulous products specifically for the home. It works extremely hard to create beautiful products that are not only sustainable in their use, but every aspect of them.

Brand Spotlight


Canadian born interior designer Christen Irwin had always been passionate about design and was selling screen-printed items at farmer’s markets.

The idea for Ten and Co came in 2012 after receiving an eco-friendly sponge cloth gifted from a friend. She quickly noticed the environmental impact of many commonly used kitchen items so set about creating her own eco-friendly and beautifully-designed Swedish Sponge Cloths.


The following year Ten and Co was born and, along with her son (which she herself claims was insane!), she brought her super absorbent, reusable, functional and compostable Swedish Sponge Cloths to the North American market.

Over the next six years, the brand grew to include cotton and linen blend tea towels printed using toxic-free, water-based dyes and other eco kitchen items.


Being wife to Dave and an extremely busy mum of two, Christen herself admits the road to building your own business is a bumpy one! But her inspiring journey has proven that pursuing your passion is wholeheartedly rewarding and worthwhile.

The business continued to grow quickly and in August 2021 Christen opened a shop in her home town of Oakville, Ontario.