We source all our linens from Moygashel, a small mill village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Moygashel Linens, our supplier, was established in 1795 and is recognised as weaving some of the finest linens in the world.
All the linens are classified as upholstery linens, making them suitable for all kinds of home use including sofas and chairs, tablecloths, curtains and cushions. We currently print on two different linens, a 385gms natural semi-bleach and a 338gms oyster (almost white), both sourced from the same mill.
The printing is done digitally in the UK, giving us the ability to offer a wide variety of colours while keeping our order quantities for the customer to a minimum. Because everything is printed on demand, this also gives the customer the ability to make special requests such as colour or pattern scale changes. There are limits to what we can do, but please get in touch with any requests you may have.
You can browse our collection of linens through our online store, as well as ordering samples.
This also applies to different textiles. For our first collection of textiles we have focussed on linen, but we also have suppliers for a variety of other textiles, and our printer is equally capable of printing on whichever textile you require.
We often get asked questions about sustainable materials and which we believe has the least impact on the environment. Often these conversations centre around organic cotton. But as many will know, organic cotton is not free from sustainable and ethical issues. We however, believe there is an alternative that can satisfy a lot of the same needs - Linen!
Here are ten examples of why we beige linen is a great sustainable alternative to cotton;
1. During processing the whole flax plant (the plant linen is made from) can be used, leaving no waste.
2. Growing linen naturally requires less water and fewer pesticides than cotton, making it the more eco-friendly fabric.
3. Linen is recyclable and biodegrade.
4. Flax is very low impact on soil and is easy to incorporate into modern crop rotation cycles, preventing soil degradation.
5. Less energy is required to grow and process flax.
6. Flax also prefers cooler climates meaning it can be grown more widely and closer to the end user.
7. Linen yarn is stronger, which reduces the need for starching during spinning and weaving.
8. Linen fabrics can be recycled into paper and insulation materials.
9. Linen is a lot stronger than cotton. Making longer lasting apparel, accessories and upholstery that will biodegrade.
10. The industrial processes of spinning and weaving have very little to no impact on the environment.
We LOVE linen.
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