Our aim is to ensure that every linen item we carry in our linen bedding, bath linen, kitchen linen and linen clothing collections are simple, sustainable and stunning. We can offer you top quality, beautiful items that are designed to last and to enhance any interior. Whilst choosing natural fabrics for your home textiles and clothes is always the best option, linen is even better than other fabrics. Linen requires less water and fewer pesticides to grow than cotton. It is biodegradable, so after its long life it will gently decompose without leaving any waste. All parts of the flax plant can be used, meaning there are no harmful bi-products as a result of our processing and manufacturing procedures.
After a bit of a pause for the bookclub over the holidays we're back this month with a wonderful book that celebrates the power of food to create a sense of belonging and community. Priya Basil's Be My Guest explores the author's relationship with food, describing the delicious kadhi (a creamy curry) her mother makes and how she loves to eat for the sensory pleasure, but also because sharing food gives her a sense of belonging. It also broadens out to consider generosity and cultural attitudes towards 'outsiders'.
With the festive season over and the house returning to normal, January feels like a prime time for some home improvement. Nothing major, just a refresh to zhuzh things up for the new year once all the decorations are tidied away and the presents have found their places to belong. One simple way to brighten up a space is to replace the curtains. No decorating required, and no furniture moving involved, which is perfect for this post-Christmas time of stillness and recharging. So, this week we’ve got the lowdown on how to choose the perfect linen curtains and give your home a little love without splashing too much cash.
When you’ve been doing this for a few years it’s really fun to look back over your past resolutions and see what things you managed to do, and laugh about some of the things you didn’t. Somehow these things don’t feel like ‘failures’, they just feel like hopes that didn’t materialise and that had a definite time of their own. Some of your wishes and resolutions might crop up every year as you work towards a tough goal. Whether you want to set yourself ambitious goals or prefer Woody Guthrie’s more relaxed approach (one of his New Year’s Rulin’s was to ‘Brush teeth, if any’), here are some things you could think about for 2020.