French Clay 185 Laundered European Linen by Merchant & Mills

$52.00 per metre

European laundered linen, tumbled at the mill for softness. The 185 dress weight linen is a great match for all of Merchant & Mills’ patterns – dresses, tops and loose fitting trousers. This linen also works well for lighter curtains for a casual less refined look.

100% Linen
Width: 143cm
185gsm
Light to midweight
Made in Europe
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Sold in 10cm increments
(ex. .3 = 30cm, 1.3 = 130cm, etc)
Minimum cut: 20cm

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Description

A soft clay with a touch of pink, this linen has an enzyme wash which gives it a slightly distressed finish. 143cm wide, 185gsm. Produced in small batches in Eastern Europe where there is a strong heritage of spinning and weaving linen fabric.

  • 100% linen
  • 143cm wide, 185gsm or 5.5oz.
  • Wash in cold with a non enzyme detergent. Do not tumble. Shake out and dry flat. Linen will always seize up after washing but as soon as you start to use/wear it the fibres relax again.
  • This linen is Oeko-Tex certified.

More about linen:

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.