Linen fabrics are among the oldest in the world, as far as 8000 BC. Linen is a precious yarn. It is part of the raffia fibres and is obtained from the stem of the plant, which branches only at the top, presenting lanceolate leaves and five small light blue flower petals. The fruits are small rounded capsules containing the seeds. Superior quality linen is macerated in slow-motion natural water sources such as streams and rivers. Annual plant, its cultivation has a low environmental impact. It is a natural fibre used to produce highly breathable and time-resistant yarns with wrinkling characteristic. Among the qualities of linen, apart from its aesthetic beauty, are its very high resistance to heat and its excellent performance in colouring and other treatments. But our aim reaches further, the garments are sewn and made with 100% organic cotton thread, certified GOTS, that combine with other accessories made exclusively of natural materials allow us to achieve our concept of sustainable fashion without sacrificing the beauty and originality of the garment.
Linen… The TinKling oF NatuRe
The hemp textile fibre is extracted from the herbaceous plant of the cannabis sativa species, which have very ancient origins and is part of the raffia fibres just as linen.
Hemp is an ecological textile fibre as it does not require pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers during cultivation. It is used to reclaim the soil from chemical substances, allowing the natural balance to be restored. It has a high yield. It produces oxygen, is antibacterial and biodegradable.
The hemp fabrics are soft, pleasant to the touch and protect from ultraviolet rays. Moreover, they have benefits in contact with the skin and are resistant. Its fleece effect and thermal power make it pleasantly wearable in the wettest and warmest months as well as in summer.
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Organic cotton is the ecological alternative to standard cotton. The fibre is obtained from the genus Gossypium, more specifically from the soft white boll that covers the seeds of the plant. The cultivation of organic cotton covers less than 1% of the total cotton production but, despite this, we have decided to use organic cotton threads to make our garments in natural textile fibres. Biological or organic cotton is grown following the rules of organic farming. This cotton is certified GOTS – Global Organic Textile Standard, a label that plays a very important role when it comes to sustainable fashion and which we can also find on other natural fabrics such as linen and hemp.
No GMOs – No Pesticides and chemical fertilizers – Crop rotation – Natural defoliation – Dyes with low environmental impact.
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“We strongly recommend the use of ecological detergents”.
If the garments are not very dirty or stained, the programme to be set will not exceed 30 degrees; even if the linen can withstand much higher temperatures, do not exceed the recommended temperature. By pouring a little bit of bicarbonate together with the liquid ecological detergent the results will be excellent; moreover, to avoid deforming or wrinkling the linen fabrics too much, it is recommended to avoid using the dryer but hang out the garments directly in the sun, if possible.
Those rules should also be observed when washing by hand with warm/hot water and a drop of neutral detergent and bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate, among its many properties, increases the cleaning power of detergents, both by hand and in the washing machine.
It is recommended if you want to maintain the appearance of the garment as it was when you bought it.