Linen clothing is soft and luxurious, and will keep you cool and comfortable all summer.
Our linen is produced using tradition sustainable techniques.
- Linen is made from flax fibres.
- Flax fibres are taken from the stem of the plant and are naturally smooth and straight.
- They are separated and prepared for retting. A process of water emersion that can take up to a couple of weeks
- Retted stalks are then dried and left to cure into woody stalks
- Next the Scutching begins which involves scraping a small wooden knife down the length of the fibers as they hang vertically, pulling the broken woody bits away from the fiber.
- Once completed the fibres are heckled with a bed of nails and the long ones are selected for spinning, and short ones go into low-quality linen.
- After traditional hand spinning they are generally woven into sheets of linen.
Although Linen is labour-intensive to manufacture it is also incredibly hard wearing and durable and well cared for linen clothing can last for decades.