A slubby linen ideal for oversized cushions, relaxed curtains or any home project. This linen has a fairly open weave.
Mid slate grey. This linen has four black stripes running through it.
In 10m lengths only.
We have 5 colours in this range.
Stripe repeat 29cm, stripe width 7cm.
This fabric is prewashed.
If you are going to use this linen for curtains we recommend lining them to avoid sun damage.
Made in India.
Wash cool. Do not tumble. Shake out and dry flat. Iron cool.
More about linen:
Linen is naturally stain resistant, does not pile, and is moth repellent. It is easy to wash as it can sustain high temperatures, is has very little if no shrinkage and is very strong.
It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypo allergenic and thermoregulating, it will also absorb up 20% moisture before feeling damp.
As the linen fibres have low elasticity (which causes it to crease) it will wear in any areas that are repeatedly folded in the same place for a long time, however it does have much better abrasion resistance than say cotton.
Flax is a strong plant. It needs little or no fertilisers and due to the local climate, little extra water. It doesn’t really require many pesticides either as it can grow in poor quality soil. The Advisory Commission Report to the European Parliament stated that flax cultivation has positive effects on eco-system diversity as it allows for an “environmental pause”. One hectare of flax can retain 3.7 tonnes of CO2. Every part of the plant is used, what isn’t used to produce linen can be used to make linseed oil, paper, cattle feed or even soap.
Linen is therefore almost naturally organic. It is completely biodegradable, recyclable and due to its natural absorbency, it requires less dye than cotton. Linen therefore scores high on the ecological chart.