Merchant & Mills Laundered Linen 185 – Alta Mare €31 pm

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Merchant & Mills Laundered Linen 185 – Alta Mare €31 pm

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Merchant & Mills Laundered Linen 185 – Alta Mare

European laundered linen, tumbled at the mill for softness. A deep green blue.

The 185 dress weight linen is the go to linen for all dress making and is what Merchant & Mills uses for many of their samples. It is a great match for all Merchant & Mills  patterns, dresses, tops and loose fitting trousers. It is suitable for the all of the patterns in their Workbook.

This linen also works well for lighter curtains for a casual less refined look.

It is produced in small batches in Eastern Europe where there is a strong heritage of spinning and weaving linen fabric. Merchant & Mills  185 linen collection is woven in a mill run on green energy and is Oeko-Tex certified.

  • 143cm wide, 185gsm or 5.5oz.
  • Wash at 30 degrees with a non bio 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.

Fabric is €31 per metre, the price listed is for 10cm ( to order 1m please put 10 in the quantity box)

The fabric will be cut into 1 continuous piece when ordering multiple quantities

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, hypoallergenic 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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Extra Info

Brand

Content

Colour

Fabric Width

143cm

Fabric Weight

185gsm

Certification

Oeko-Tex certified

CAROLYN DENHAM AND RODERICK FIELD BEGAN MERCHANT & MILLS IN 2010 WITH THE INTENTION OF BRINGING STYLE AND PURPOSE TO THE OVERLOOKED WORLD OF SEWING.

Style: The decision was made to put style to work in the presentation and packaging, as a language that would attract the very people that had hitherto overlooked sewing. Equally, they were determined to include the steadfast makers and menders who had continued regardless of current trends

• Purpose: in supplying patterns, fabrics and tools that allowed the creation of a desirable functioning wardrobe. Merchant & Mills offer a viable, wearable alternative to the increasingly indistinguishable options of the high street.

Merchant & Mills continues to grow steadily, evolving and developing as experience and ideas demand. Carolyn and Roderick now travel the world in search of unique and beautiful fabrics, finding aesthetic and practical inspiration along the way. Merchant & Mills products are stocked in the world’s most respected outlets and the company has successfully collaborated with London’s V&A Museum and Alexander McQueen.

New patterns and products emerge, never rushed to market, but slowly developed to be exemplary, desirable and pragmatic.
Their ethos is to respect the roots of sewing, from trade to home dressmaking, as we enable and inspire more people to find the satisfaction of simply making. To this end, they have published three instructive, illustrated books.

Carolyn Denham has a degree in Fashion Design and has worked in New York, Italy and London.
Roderick Field is a respected photographer with works in the National Portrait Gallery.

you can find Merchant & Mills Laundered Linen 185 – Alta Mare here as part of the Merchant & Mills collection at Cross & Woods

Additional information

Brand

Content

Colour

Fabric Width

143cm

Fabric Weight

185gsm

Certification

Oeko-Tex certified