HOW TO: Care for your Linen
With the days getting longer, warmer and brighter, it’s time to think about updating your wardrobe and nothing quite says summer like linen. Linen is one of those fabrics that has always stood the test of time and will continue to do so for seasons to come. It’s classic, timeless and versatile and has a place in everyone’s wardrobe. Read through to get to know our linen and why it is a staple in everyone's wardrobe.
Timeless, versatile and breathable, linen is an entirely natural fabric made from the stalk of the flax plant. The long fibres from the plant’s stem are spun into yarn and then woven into linen. From seed-planting, it is ready for harvesting in about a hundred days. From there, it is then spun and woven to become the beautiful linen fabric we all know and love.
Linen is often known as one of the most sustainable fabrics in fashion as the entire flax plant can be woven into a fibre, meaning that there is very little waste left over from the spinning and weaving process. Our linen is organically processed without chemicals or intensive dyes, so it also means that no water pollution is made.
Linen is known for being a summer staple due to it's lightweight nature and breathable qualities. It allows air to move around freely, regulating temperature effortlessly.
Linen is very durable and has a reputation for being the world’s strongest natural fibre. This means that it won’t lose its shape after washing and will stay beautiful and crisp for seasons to come. Although linen can be quite stiff when your first buy it, it gets softer and softer with each wear and wash.
If properly cared for, your linen should last for years to come. The durable nature of the fabric allows it to keep it's crisp, fresh look and feel without wearing down. Always check the care instructions on your garment. Wash in cold water and leave to dry on the line. Linen is known for creasing easily, so if you do want to iron your clothes, do this when your linen is still damp.
It’s no surprise that linen is such a popular fabric and loved by everyone. Versatile, breathable, sustainable and light - it is the perfect fabric to wear when relaxing at home or beyond.
There is nothing that quite compares to beautifully cut and coloured linen - and we have you spoilt for choice. Explore our linen edit and stay comfortable and chic this summer.