Linen is a beautiful natural fibre that creases easily, but we think that just adds to its charm. It has amazing ‘moisture-wicking’ properties that make us feel cool and comfortable wearing it.
One of the beautiful things about linen is that it gets softer with every wash. Unlike cotton, whose fibres break down eventually with use and repeated washing, giving it that threadbare look, it is an extremely durable textile, made from the fibres of the flax plant. It also uses far less environmental resources that cotton to produce so fits our sustainability values.
There is a common misconception that linen needs particular care, but that is not the case! We machine wash our linen on a cold or lukewarm gentle cycle, and line dry. Or, if like us, you like a softer, cloudier fabric, stick it in the tumble drier on low temps and add a tiny bit of fabric softener to the wash. In fact, the chemicals used in dry cleaning can weaken the structure of the fibres in linen, so avoid unless it is a more structured garment.
If you stain your linen, try using soda water immediately! This simple solution is pretty efficient at loosening most stains, as some spot stain removers can slightly lighten coloured fabric. If all else fails, a soak in a product such as Napisan usually works wonders. Do not bleach linen. It doesn’t like it.
WE DON’T IRON our linen! Linen can be ironed on medium high temps, but we think that those beautiful inherent wrinkles give our pieces a lovely texture and drape, and that is how we style it.