Merchant & Mills 185gsm Linen - Soapy Cove
- Details & Care
- Eco Credentials
European laundered linen, tumbled at the mill for softness.
This linen also works well for lighter curtains for a casual less refined look.
It is produced in small batches in Eastern Europe where there is a strong heritage of spinning and weaving linen fabric. Our 185 linen collection is woven in a mill run on green energy and is Oeko-Tex certified.
The price is per HALF METRE. Enter 2 in the quantity box to buy 1 metre. All orders will be cut in a continuous piece.
Content: 100% Linen
Weight: 185 gm/sqm
Width: 143 cm
Washing care: Wash at 30 degrees with a non bio detergent. Do not tumble. Shake out and dry flat. Linen will always seize up after washing but as soon as you start to use/wear it the fibres relax again.
This fabric carries OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 which means it has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless in human ecological terms.
Flax is a strong plant best grown in northern Europe. It needs little or no fertilisers and due to the local climate, little extra water. It doesn’t really require many pesticides either as it can grow in poor quality soil. The Advisory Commission Report to the European Parliament stated that flax cultivation has positive effects on eco-system diversity as it allows for an “environmental pause”. One hectare of flax can retain 3.7 tonnes of CO2. Every part of the plant is used, what isn’t used to produce linen can be used to make linseed oil, paper, cattle feed or even soap.
Linen is therefore almost naturally organic. It is completely biodegradable, recyclable and due to its natural absorbency, it requires less dye than cotton. Linen therefore scores high on the ecological chart.