Created in 2008, the dedicated day is celebrated to raise awareness about the benefits of hand washing with soap.
Clean hands save lives so the day shines a spotlight on the global culture of hand washing with soap.
Over 200 million people take part each year in over 100 countries around the world and a vast array of governments, international institutions and civil organisations get involved.
Support Global Hand Washing Day on 15th October with the help of Ulster Weavers and our gorgeous tea towels.
Washing with soap is reportedly the most effective and inexpensive way to prevent diarrheal and acute respiratory infections which are significant causes of sickness and death throughout the world. Millions of lives of children in developing countries are taken each year due to insufficient hand washing.
Research has shown that by integrating hand washing with soap before eating and after toilet use into more people’s lives, it could almost half the number of global deaths of diarrhoea and reduce deaths from acute respiratory infections by 25%. The simple habit could even be more effective than any single vaccine or medical intervention.
So make sure you wash your hands properly to prevent sickness and then dry them on quality, cosy kitchen hand towels by Ulster.
Using a hygienic hand towel could be the difference between life and death in many cases, so check out our vast array of designs, styles and colours and rejoice in the global sanitary celebration tomorrow.