How to care for linen fabric

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It is a common misconception that linen needs special care. This couldn’t be further from the truth, and we want to help you see just how easy it is to care for linen and to keep it looking beautiful for years to come. Made from the fibers of the flax plant, linen has been cultivated and used as a textile for thousands of years, long before the existence of dry cleaners or fancy detergents. In fact, it is such a natural, simple fabric that caring for it is simple too. Not sure how to care for your linen clothes or home textiles? Let us help. Do I need to dry clean linen? The easy answer to this is, no. Linen … ADD TO CART

What is linen?

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Linen is the fabric woven from the flax plant (linum usitatissimum). The stem of this plant produces the natural fibre that gives linen its distinctive quality and texture. All our linen comes from flax grown and woven in Russia and Europe. Flax needs less fertilizers and pesticides than most other crops – it is low input and therefore more environmentally friendly. It is also renewable with a short growing cycle and every part of the plant is used. Flax is grown for its fibre (linen, paper, rope) and its seeds (linseed oil). Flax fibre is stronger than cotton fibre and its properties were recognised as early as Phoenician times when it was used to make linen sails. It is said … ADD TO CART

Linen and Washing Machine

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Linen clothes are favourable for hot climates, and they’re easy to wash, too – so you don’t have to worry about doing the laundry after a holiday! Simply use a mild detergent like products from Persil and wash at a moderate to cool temperature. When the weather at home gets warmer, or we’re preparing for a holiday in sunnier climes, linen clothes are usually at the top of the must-have wardrobe list. Why? Because the natural fibres allow our skin to breathe better and they’re cooler against our skin. But how practical is linen really? Won’t it get terribly creased in your washing machine? Amazingly linen is pretty easy to launder – just follow our step-by-step guide below.   How … ADD TO CART