Clara is a Linen Viscose blend, making it a medium weight fabric with a gorgeous soft handle. The embroidered flowers are cream coloured on a linen beige background. making them subtle, but they won't be missed!
*Unless otherwise instructed we always cut orders of multiple lengths in one piece.
Our Linen Viscose Fabric 'CLARA' is suitable for:
Summer clothing, skirts, dresses, Blouses, Shirts
Homeware and Crafts:
Curtains, table cloth, cushion covers, bedding
In a nutshell:
Material: 80% Viscose 20% Linen
Width approx.: 135cm
Colour: natural beige - undyed, unbleached
Weight: 235g/square meter
Expected Shrinkage: 3-5%
Wash: 40 degrees Celsius, delicate wash, low spin, hang up dripping wet
What is Viscose?
Viscose is made from waste wood pulp like Beech and Birch. It is a rayon fabric, but, unlike modal, the process includes some chemicals. Here is how viscose is made:
- The plant is chipped into a wood pulp and dissolved chemicals like sodium hydroxide, forming a brown wood pulp solution.
- This brown wood pulp is then washed, cleaned, and bleached.
- To create the fibers, the pulp is treated with carbon disulfide and then dissolved in sodium hydroxide to create the solution referred to as “viscose.”
- The viscose solution is forced through a spinneret, which is a machine that creates filaments, called regenerated cellulose.
- This regenerated cellulose is spun into yarn, which can then be woven or knit into viscose rayon fabric.
Linen can be expensive, but it is also much better for the environment. Flax plants are very resilient, they can grow in poor soil, and require very little water. What’s more, every single part of the flax plant is then used in making all types of products, from linen clothing to varnishes.
Similar to silk, 100% linen is wonderful for people with sensitive skin and those prone to allergic reactions like "prickly heat" in hot weather. For women who suffer from "hot flushes", 100% linen is the most comfortable answer in warm environments.
Linen can't and shouldn't be ironed. The creasing is part of the natural allure. The creasing also molds the garment, and in practice the more creasing there is, the less evident it becomes as the whole garment softens.
Linen loves being washed and dries much quicker than Cotton. The more it is worn and washed the softer the fabric becomes. It also lasts much longer than cotton, as it is harder wearing and a much stronger material.