Linen, the timeless fabric we love.
Linen varies from a creamy white to greyish brown, the depth of colour depending largely on the time and condition of retting.
Linen possesses a natural crispness when ironed damp. It becomes softer with use and laundering. Our heirloom linens are over 100 years old.
Good quality linen is very durable and will wear a long time. It is readily refreshed by washing and ironing, and can be ironed at a somewhat higher temperature than cotton, but it will scorch if the iron is too hot. Untreated linen feels cool to the touch and is one of our most absorbent fibres owing partially to its “wicking” ability.
Usually flax has a moisture content of 10% absorbing up to 20% before feeling damp. This good moisture absorbency makes flax a comfortable fibre, perspiration is readily and quickly absorbed.