Linen is a Flax-based textile that is predominantly used for clothing and homeware applications.
While linen is similar to cotton, it is made from fibres derived from the stems of the Flax plant instead of the bolls that grow around cotton seeds.
Garments made of linen are desirable in hot and humid climates. Unlike cotton, which tends to retain moisture for a significant period of time, linen dries quickly, which helps reduce heat retention in overly warm conditions. *
For a deep dive into Linen and its history, follow the link below
Most of Talloh’s Home Textiles are woven on shuttle looms by hand. As such no 2 items can ever be the same. Talloh’s home textiles are designed to be more organic in both look and feel. Irregularities in weaves and slubs in the fibre are considered beauty spots rather than faults. As there is no chemical processing used in the production of fibres used in Talloh handweaves, you will notice quite a bit of “shedding” the first few times you launder your item. This is normal and nothing to be concerned about! The more Linen is used and washed, the softer and stronger the fibre will become. As with garments from Talloh Woman, dyeing of linen fibres are
Talloh Women’s wear is machine woven 100% linen. Each piece is individually garment dyed and designed to fade and age beautifully with use. Each batch of Talloh’s garment dyed items will vary in colour. Follow care instructions on the label.
LINEN CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- Your linen linens are machine washable up to 30 C / 86 F
- Try using only natural or mild detergent.
- Avoid excessive abrasion by overloading the drum.
- It is recommended hand washing heavier, hand woven items and lay flat to dry.
- In a word, DON’T! Should you want to brighten your WHITE linen, add some white vinegar to the mild or natural detergent in your wash and dry your garment in the sun. Preferably over grass. Sun naturally bleaches whites to their whitest white.
For more info on this, follow this link – https://isitcleanph.com/2021/06/13/the-science-behind-kula-the-fading-art-of-sun-bleaching/
- Air drying is preferable, however should you need to use a clothes dryer to dry your Linen, set the machine to low heat and delicate setting to preserve lifespan and avoid over drying the fabric.
- The beauty of linen resides in its typical crumpled texture, to keep this crushed look don’t iron your linens at all.
- Never dry clean your 100% linen bed linens or clothing
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