Linen is an elegant, tactile,sustainable, long-lasting natural fibre. It is kind to the skin. Cooling in summer. Warms up when it‘s cold.
Naturally antibacterial. It allows skin to breathe. It does not cause allergic reaction.
Linen is strong (about 2-3 times stronger than cotton). It is wear-resistant, and even absorbs humidity.
We use different weights and thicknesses of linen, which means that some of our garments are perfect for English weather.
Each artisan product listing includes a "Linen Quality" section, so you know which season best matches the garment.
Linen may be the oldest crafted textile, with evidence of flax cultivation going back 34,000 years. In ancient Mesopotamia, linen was the rare and extremely valuable fabric of choice for royalty and the priesthood. This trend continued with the Egyptians, who went to great effort to make the material as white as possible, with the aim of creating something that looked like “woven moonlight”. Read more of the fascinating and ancient story below...
Linen can be washed in a washing machine (but check the instructions!) and may be dry cleaned if you wish. Part of the beauty of linen is that washing makes it softer. When dry, we think the wrinkles add to the unique natural beauty of the fabric, but you can iron them smooth for a more refined look. To best protect the garment, we would advise you to iron from the inside.
We use a range of linen qualities. Some help your skin breathe in hot and humid summers...
... and our heavier, thicker linen is a natural way to keep you lovely and warm on colder days
Linen is ecological. Natural.
Water-efficient when grown. Breaks down biologically over time.
Lets skin breathe.
No allergic reactions.
No sweatshops here!
Just clothes made by hand in London with love.
Easy to wash and even quick to dry. Strong and very long-lasting.