As soon as Ginger Grimes saw Milliken’s Signature Stripe napkin, she knew she could sell it.

“Customers kept asking for something different,” says Grimes, a sales consultant for Alsco, the city’s leading restaurant laundry and supplier of uniforms, linens and mops.

Innovations are rare in the napkin sphere: For years, a chocolate brown napkin counted as the most interesting upgrade that Grimes had to offer. So she was sure restaurateurs would jump on the Signature Stripe, modeled after a farmhouse tea towel. And if they balked, she could point to its durability, extended dimensions and South Carolina provenance. “We knew it would take off,” she says." 

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