Collection: Linen

 

Linen is a textile made from the fibres of the flax plant. Linen is laborious to manufacture, but the fibre is very strong, absorbent and dries faster than cotton. Garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot and humid weather.

We are currently stocking two versions of this fabric fave.  Our classic crisp 160gsm linen + our 180gsm softened washed linen. 

Linen fabric typically varies somewhat in thickness and is crisp and textured and in other cases feel soft and smooth.   Linen fabric has the ability to absorb and lose water rapidly.  Linen can absorb a fair amount of moisture without feeling unpleasantly damp to the skin, unlike cotton.  

Linen is a very durable, strong fabric, which make it perfect as an everyday wear fabric.

Linen is relatively easy to take care of, since it resists dirt and stains, has no lint or pilling tendency, and can be dry-cleaned, machine-washed or steamed.  It can withstand high temperatures, and has only moderate initial shrinkage.  Pre-washing / pre-shrinking is still recommended.

Linen should not be dried too much by tumble drying, and it is much easier to iron when damp.  Linen wrinkles very easily, and thus some more formal garments require ironing often, in order to maintain perfect smoothness. Nevertheless, the tendency to wrinkle is often considered part of linen's particular "charm", and many modern linen garments are designed to be air-dried on a good clothes hanger and worn without the necessity of ironing.

A characteristic often associated with linen yarn is the presence of slubs, or small, soft, irregular lumps, which occur randomly along its length.  In the past, slubs were traditionally considered to be defects, and were associated with low quality linen. However, in the case of many present-day linen fabrics, particularly in the decorative fashion / furnishing industries, slubs are considered as part of the aesthetic appeal of an expensive natural product.  In addition, slubs do not compromise the integrity of the fabric, and therefore they are not viewed as a defect.  However, the very finest linen has very consistent diameter threads, with no slubs at all.

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  • Washed Linen, 180gsm - Black 0.5m
    Washed Linen, 180gsm - Black 0.5m
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    $11.50
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    $11.50
  • Washed Linen, 180gsm - Dusty rose 0.5m
    Washed Linen, 180gsm - Dusty rose 0.5m
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    $11.50
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    $11.50
  • Washed Linen, 180gsm - Vanilla 0.5m
    Washed Linen, 180gsm - Vanilla 0.5m
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    $11.50
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    $11.50
  • 100% Linen, 160gsm - Natural Flax 0.5m
    100% Linen, 160gsm - Natural Flax 0.5m
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    $11.50
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    $11.50
  • 100% Linen, 160gsm - In to the deep blue 0.5m
    100% Linen, 160gsm - In to the deep blue 0.5m
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    $11.50
  • Washed Linen, 180gsm - Emerald 0.5m
    Washed Linen, 180gsm - Emerald 0.5m
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  • Washed Linen, 180gsm - Vintage mauve 0.5m
    Washed Linen, 180gsm - Vintage mauve 0.5m
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    $11.50
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    $11.50
  • Washed Linen, 180gsm - Iron 0.5m
    Washed Linen, 180gsm - Iron 0.5m
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    $11.50
  • 100% Linen, 160gsm - Latte 0.5m
    100% Linen, 160gsm - Latte 0.5m
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    $11.50
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    $11.50