Laundered Linen Fabric from Merchant & Mills
European laundered linen, tumbled at the mill for softness from Merchant & Mills. A go-to fabric for garments, it softens with wear.
- 5.5 oz Laundered Linen, Newton color is heavier at 7.8 oz
- 56" wide
- Produced in small batches in Eastern Europe made by a mill who uses electricity supplied solely from renewable energy sources and OEKO Tex certified.
- Naturally stain resistant and eco-friendly
- Sold in 1/2 yard increments (for example: if you want 1.5 yds of fabric order a quantity of 3 and you will receive one cut piece of 1.5 yds total)
This fabric would make a great Estuary Skirt or any of the patterns from 100 Acts of Sewing. The heavier-weight option in Newton can be used in the home for loose covers, curtains, cushions, and light upholstery. It is also a great weight for trousers or light weight slouchy jackets. We think it would make a beautiful Lichen Duster or Estuary Skirt.
Flax is a strong plant best grown in northern Europe. It needs little or no fertilizers 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.
Wash warm 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 fibers relax again.
Add coordinating thread from Gutermann (Sew-All Polyester, 100m/110yds)
**Please note that once cut, fabric is non-returnable. Listing is for 1/2 yard increment. Order the amount you want cut in one piece.**