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Linen Cotton - Soft Indigo - $45/m

$11.25

$45 per metre

1 quantity = 0.25m - $11.25

A super soft indigo linen and cotton blend. A versatile cloth that would be a staple in any wardrobe.

Suitable for dresses, tops, trousers and even lightweight jackets. This cloth is suitable for the following patterns in the Merchant & Mills Workbook: Bantam, Heron, Strides, Curlew and Saltmarsh.

Material: 30% linen, 70% cotton

Fabric Width: 148cm

Fabric Weight:  209gsm/6.0oz

Country of Origin: Italy

Care:  Wash cool on a delicate cycle with non-bio detergent and a gentle spin.  Submerge fabric in water before putting in the drum.  Do not tumble. Shake out and dry flat.

Order Instructions

  • Fabric pricing is for 0.25m fabric (1 quantity = 0.25m)
  • You can order in 0.25m increments (i.e. 4 quantities = 1m x width of fabric)
  • Orders of 0.5m (2 quantities) or more will be cut as one continuous length
  • Orders of 0.25m (1 quantity) will be cut across the full width of fabric (25cm x fabric width) unless you specify “fat quarter not width of fabric” in the special instruction box of your checkout cart

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 no 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.

As the linen fibres have low elasticity (which causes it to crease) it will wear in any areas that are repeatedly folded in the same place for a long time, however it does have much better abrasion resistance than say cotton.

Eco Credentials:

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.

 


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