Raw Linen Fabric
High quality natural European linen fabric, unbleached, undyed, beautiful soft taupe tone.
This versatile, densely woven linen is prewashed and softened, perfect for clothing, tablecloths, curtains and bedding.
Fabric weight 220 gsm
Width 145 cm /57"
100% undyed linen
OEKO TEX Standard 100 certified
Price is per metre. For incremental lengths please contact us for a custom order.
Naturally organic, linen, produced from the flax plant, is an eco-friendly fibre, with superior qualities to cotton.
Care: Machine washable 30-40°C / air dry / hot iron if desired
Linen is naturally stain resistant, does not pile, and is moth repellent. It is easy to wash as it can sustain high temperatures, is has very little, if any, shrinkage and is very strong. It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypo allergenic and thermoregulating, it will also absorb up 20% moisture before feeling damp.
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.