Merchant & Mills Irish Linen - Indigo
- Details & Care
- Eco Credentials
Classic navy Irish linen, ideal for dresses, tops, and loose fitting trousers. Fairly crisp but will soften with washing.
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: 4-5 oz
Width: 165 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.