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.
With us all spending a lot more time at home at the moment, you might be missing visiting your favourite restaurants for fancy meals. If so, why not try hosting an elegant dinner party at home? Of course, during the lockdown, you’ll only be able to invite those from your household to the dinner table. But, if you’re missing your friends and family, you could plan a more extravagant affair for when things start to get back to normal. Whenever you decide to have your at-home dinner party, there are some steps you can take to make it as special as possible. Here, I’m going to outline my top tips that will make for a fantastic evening.
With Father’s Day fast approaching and many of us trying to buy more sustainable gifts for birthdays and special occasions, we’ve got the perfect gift for the man in your life: a linen apron. Whether he’s your barbecue-loving dad, your foodie brother or your sourdough-making friend, a beautiful, functional apron makes a great present. With most of the world in some form of lockdown at the moment, we are spending much more time in our homes. This means paying more attention to what we eat, more home cooking, more gardening (if we are lucky enough to have outside space) and more time to get round to those niggling DIY tasks that need fixing. A linen apron is the perfect companion for these domestic tasks. Here’s why:
One of the world’s oldest and beloved fabrics, linen can be produced using both time-honoured ancient techniques and modern methods. At LinenMe we use a combination of cutting edge technologies and traditional hand looms to create our linen textiles. And as a third generation business we really understand how to get the best from linen. Part of this expertise comes from understanding how linen is produced. We have explained here how flax is grown, and what makes it a sustainable option for textiles. Today we want to talk about part of the production process called ‘dew retting’, and how it helps reduce our carbon footprint.