LINEN 185gsm • ANTIQUE WASH • Papaya • $30.00/metre
European Flax Linen $30.00 per metre.
Papaya is a dark yet vibrant orange. This colour has a little bit of brown to give it that dark burnt look, compared to a true orange colour.
This linen has a heavy antique wash applied giving it a textured and relaxed look. The wash also makes the linen very soft with a beautiful drape. It is a simple plain weave and solid dyed. This quality linen will soften increasingly with wash and wear.
This linen is perfect for dresses, tops, skirts, pants and so much more.
Matching Gütermann rPET thread: Col 221 (please note this colour is darker than the fabric colour - however it is the closest and it is the same tone)
Hand wash in warm water. Do not soak, bleach or wring. Drip dry or dry without delay away from direct heat. Warm iron. Dry Cleanable. 2-3% shrinkage, if any.
Manufactured: The flax yarn is sourced from France and Belgium and milled in China.
Certifications: European Flax yarn, Oeko-Tex 100 Standard.
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.
We try our best to give an accurate representation of our fabrics, however due to varying monitor settings the colours may differ slightly from the original fabric. If you want to be sure about the colour, weight or size of a design please order a sample.
Our fabric is sold per 25cm (¼ metre). If you would like to purchase one metre of fabric please enter 4 units. When purchasing multiple units, the fabric will be cut continuously.