A Guide to our Washed Linen Fabrics

A Guide to our Washed Linen Fabrics
Washed linen fabrics, celebrated for their luxurious softness and minimal shrinkage, emerge as the natural choice for sustainable clothing, home textiles, and sumptuous soft furnishings. The stonewashing process gently bestows the fabric with a softer, more supple quality, resulting in an elegant drape and a distinctive textured finish, complemented by a timeless and charming fade in colour. 

Crafted with durability in mind, our washed linens are designed to stand the test of time, and invite you to explore why they make the perfect choice for your next sewing project. 

    What is Washed Linen Fabric?

    Washed linen refers to a fabric that has undergone a specific washing process to achieve two key outcomes: to minimise any potential for further shrinkage and to maximise the softness of the fabric's fibres. One of the notable advantages of washed linen is its immediate comfort and usability, without needing extensive washing before use. 

    Introducing our Washed Linen Fabrics

    Stonewashed for Luxurious Softness

    Our washed linen fabrics undergo stonewashing, a meticulous process that bestows them with an exceptional level of softness. This method involves washing the linen with stones, creating a fabric that feels remarkably comfortable and luxurious to the touch. 

    Expertly Crafted in Lithuania

    Our washed linen fabrics bear the mark of Lithuania's renowned linen craftsmanship. Each piece is expertly crafted in this country with a rich tradition of linen production. The artisans in Lithuania have mastered the art of transforming raw linen into refined fabric, ensuring that you receive a product of the highest quality and craftsmanship.

    Reassuringly OEKO-Tex Certified

    In a world increasingly conscious of environmental impact, our washed linen fabrics proudly bear the OEKO-Tex certification. This emblem assures that our linen is crafted with minimal ecological footprint and free from harmful chemicals. 

    Colours Inspired by the Natural World

    Our colour palette is thoughtfully inspired by the natural world. We have carefully selected shades that reflect the beauty of nature, from earthy tones reminiscent of forest floors to serene blues that evoke clear skies.

    Benefits of Washed Linen Fabric

     

    Breathability and Comfort

    One of the primary benefits of washed linen fabric is its exceptional breathability and comfort. Linen has natural moisture-wicking properties that help keep you cool and comfortable in warm weather. It allows air to circulate, preventing overheating, and wicks away moisture from the body, keeping you dry.

    Durability

    Washed linen is renowned for its durability. It's a fabric that actually becomes stronger with each wash, making it a sound long-term investment. This durability ensures that your washed linen creations, whether clothing or home textiles, will stand up to everyday use and wear, lasting for years to come.

    Eco-Friendliness

    For those concerned about the environment, washed linen is an eco-friendly choice. Linen is made from the flax plant, which requires minimal water and pesticides to grow. It's biodegradable, meaning it won't contribute to environmental pollution once its lifecycle is complete.

    Washed for Minimal Shrinkage

    Quality washed linen fabrics are pre-shrunk during the stonewashing process. This means that you can use and wash them with confidence, knowing that they won't shrink significantly. The meticulous preparation of our washed linens ensures that your garments and home textiles maintain their size and fit even after multiple washes, adding to their overall value and convenience.

    DIY Projects with Washed Linen

    Creating Linen Home Decor

    Linen, with its timeless charm, extends its embrace into your home decor. Crafted curtains, cosy throws, and decorative pillows offer an opportunity to transform your living spaces into havens of style and comfort. It's a canvas waiting for your creative brushstrokes.

    Sewing Your Own Linen Garments

    For the fashion aficionados, washed linen is a dream come true. With its luxurious softness and impeccable drape, it's the perfect fabric to sew your garments. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Fashion yourself in bespoke creations that reflect your unique style.

    Washed Linen Fabric FAQs

    Is Washed Linen Better than Cotton?

    Washed linen offers unique qualities such as luxurious softness, minimal shrinkage, and breathability, making it an excellent choice for those who prioritise comfort, durability, and sustainability.

    Is Washed Linen Washable?

    Yes, washed linen is washable. It's recommended to follow care instructions, typically involving machine washing with mild detergent and avoiding harsh washing methods to maintain its quality. See our linen care guide for full instructions for how to wash, dry and care for your linen. 

    How do you Clean Washed Linen?

    To clean washed linen, use a gentle machine wash with cold or lukewarm water. Opt for a mild detergent, avoid bleach, and choose a gentle cycle. Line drying or laying flat is ideal to prevent wrinkles.

    Does Washed Linen shrink?

    Washed linen is pre-shrunk during the stonewashing process, minimising further shrinkage. Following care instructions helps maintain its size and fit and do expect some shrinkage after the first wash. 

    Does Washed Linen Wrinkle?

    Yes, linen naturally wrinkles due to its texture and breathability. However, this is part of its charm. You can embrace the wrinkles or use a garment steamer or iron to smooth them out.

    What does Washed Linen Feel Like?

    Washed linen feels exceptionally soft and comfortable against the skin. It has a unique tactile quality that combines smoothness with a slight textured finish, making it inviting and pleasant to touch.

    If you would like to experience our linen fabrics in person before ordering, we offer fabric samples so you can try before you buy. 

    Washed linen is fabric that marries luxury with sustainability, comfort with style, and tradition with innovation. Explore our collection of washed linens, where beauty and consciousness harmonise to create an extraordinary textile experience.


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