Many of us are trying to make more considered, less environmentally damaging choices about what we buy and how we live our lives more generally. Amame Maison tries to work together with suppliers that take the concept ‘mindful consumption” to heart.
Linen Me is one of our suppliers who take these eco-credentials seriously. They are using green energy and are looking for ways to reduce their waste. As we all know that individual actions can make a difference, this can be as easy as choosing home decor that is more eco-friendly.
Linen itself is an environmentally-friendly fabric as it requires fewer resources to grow and process, and is biodegradable. Linen Me uses every last inch of fabric in their production process to minimise waste, and they craft products that are made to last, in keeping with their slow-living aesthetic. They craft all their items to order using a combination of traditional and cutting-edge technologies. They really understand linen – how it cuts, how it sews and how to bring out the best in each piece of fabric. Every product has a bespoke feel, and is hand-checked to make sure it meets the highest quality standards.
What is special about linen?
- Linen is highly absorbent – it can absorb up to 20% of its weight – and also quick to dry, making it an excellent option for towels and napkins
- It’s is known for its durability and strength, and many families have linen tablecloths or bed linens that have been passed down through generations
- Stronger when wet than dry, linen is not easily damaged
- It also doesn’t stretch and has low elasticity, so you can be sure that your garments and textiles will be the same shape after washing
- Linen has a high abrasion resistance, making it valuable for textiles that get a lot of use or are frequently in contact with other surfaces, like tea towels and bedlinen
- Thanks to natural insect repellant qualities, linen is resistant to moths and other fabric-munching creatures
- It resists dirt and stains, making it a perfect choice for tablecloths and napkins, as well as beach towels and clothing
- Linen fabric doesn’t pill or create lint, so when you dry your wine glasses they will remain spotless
- It withstands high temperatures in washing machines and can be tumble dried, and will yield moderate shrinkage
- Part of linen’s inherent charm is its wrinkles – some people find this a problem but many of us love this easy, natural look
Source : Linnen me, post December 7, 2020