Another well seasoned indigo dyed oversized linen (280cm). Dyed last year with organic indigo for a project, but in the end it wasn't dark enough for the designer's requirements. The fabric is a light to medium linen and has a smooth slightly textured feel to it. Dyed over 2 weeks, the indigo colour is deep and varies from lighter to darker areas. It looks almost blue black in a darker indoor setting. Outside in the sun it shows its depth and complexity like a blue diamond. Original in every way.
This Linen is suitable for:
Clothing, skirts, dresses, Blouses, Shirts, trousers, hats
Homeware and Crafts:
Bedding, Patchwork, Quilting, home accessories and embroidery.
In a nutshell:
Material: 100% Italian Linen
Width approx.: 280cm
Colour: Indigo blue - naturally dyed in Ireland
Wash: it can be washed like other linen up to 60 degrees. No dry cleaning.
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.