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The secret to choosing the right tailor

The secret to choosing the right tailor

26.04.2021 Need to know

A good tailor is the cure for all that ails you. But how to pick the right one for you? Whether you want to save the planet, need something that flatters your figure, or just want to look great, a good tailor is the key. But how does it work? What should you expect? This article takes you through the process of identifying a good tailor and working with them to produce the results you want.

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What is EcoVero?

What is EcoVero?

08.03.2021 Need to know

Once little more than a substitute for natural silk, rayon is starting to look a lot like the material of the future. EcoVero, its latest iteration, is an eco-friendly fiber that outperforms not just synthetics in terms of environmental responsibility, but many natural fibers as well.

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How to choose silk for a cosmetic pillow

How to choose silk for a cosmetic pillow

12.01.2021 Need to know

Silk pillowcases are having a moment, and it’s no wonder. Not only are they a dream to sleep on, they keep your skin hydrated and even prevent bedhead. We’ll look at what the fuss is all about and help you choose the right fabric to make your own. Find out what silk can do for your beauty sleep.

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Types of silk

Types of silk

10.01.2021 Need to know

Did you know there’s more than one kind of natural silk? It’s true, and not only do different silk moths made different kinds of silk, there are also different types depending on the quality of the yarn itself and how it was made. Each kind of silk has its own characteristics that you should know if you plan to wear it. To make an educated choice it’s good to know the basics. So, here we go!

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Sarka Chocholova

Sarka Chocholova

10.01.2021 Testimonials

"Sartor is an entirely unconventional shop. Like a sweetshop for big girls, where you can’t go in and not get something. Great linen selection."

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Charles di Meglio, Companie di Oghma

Charles di Meglio, Companie di Oghma

04.01.2021 Testimonials

“Sartor is my favorite textile shop in the world. They offer pristine fabrics no one else does at a price well worth the amazing quality.”

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Thomas, Denmark

Thomas, Denmark

10.12.2020 Testimonials

„I have used Sartor on three occasions now, each time with great satisfaction, for their product range is unlike any I have ever seen on any online site or physical fabrics store. “

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How to find a good dry cleaner

How to find a good dry cleaner

08.12.2020 Need to know

That silk dress was a real find, but – d’oh! – the tag says dry clean only. At a loss? Here are a few tips on finding a good cleaner. It’s easier than you may think and it’s certainly worth the effort. If you’ve been living in jeans and a t-shirt and this is your first foray into the world of professional cleaning, take a deep breath and read on. Levels of service and know-how can vary widely but a good dry cleaner can be worth their weight in gold. Choose wisely (we tell you how) and your clothes will thank you.

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Wool fabrics through the ages

Wool fabrics through the ages

28.11.2020 Of interest

Planning a historical costume but you’re not sure which fabric to choose? No need to wade through piles of history books – we’ve done the research for you. This short guide to historical wools covers everything from traditional wool processing techniques to pointers for choosing an authentic weave.

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Jitka Kellerova

Jitka Kellerova

27.11.2020 Testimonials

"Shopping at Sartor is a pleasure. Exhaustive descriptions, true-to-life photos, interesting articles… You can tell the shop is a labor of love."

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Lenka Miczkova, Le-Mi

Lenka Miczkova, Le-Mi

27.10.2020 Testimonials

"I really enjoy shopping at Sartor. Their light linens are particular favorites for blouses, skirts, and dresses. The linen is high quality, breathable, and pleasant to the touch."

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All about wool

All about wool

20.10.2020 Need to know

Wool is the ultimate cold-weather warrior. Here’s a look at the many varieties that are out there, what makes them each special, and tips on how to tell if what you’re looking at is even wool to begin with. We’ll cover all the bases, from soft merino to virgin wool, recycled wools and fine worsteds. They all have a place in our wardrobes in everything from warm overcoats and sweaters to thermal underwear. Why not get to know them better?

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How to tell real silk

How to tell real silk

12.10.2020 Need to know

You don’t need an advanced degree in textiles or years of expertise working with fabrics in order to recognize whether what you’re buying is natural silk. All you need is a little knowledge and a dose of caution.

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Marketa

Marketa

27.08.2020 Testimonials

"The linen you sent is wonderful. I’ll be recommending you to everyone I know who’s in search of linen."

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Leonie, UK

Leonie, UK

27.08.2020 Testimonials

„The lovely silk arrived today - it is so beautiful! Thank you for making these fabulous textiles in patterns that one otherwise only sees in museums.“

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Marii, Australia

Marii, Australia

27.08.2020 Testimonials

„One week ago, I received the linen textiles I bought from you and I wanted to say very big thanks - these materials are extremely good and very beautiful, much better than I expected!“

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Ramie – the nettle with no sting

Ramie – the nettle with no sting

04.08.2020 Need to know

Name a sturdy, breathable, natural fabric… what comes to mind? If the first thing to pop into your head is linen, you’re not alone. But today we’re talking about ramie, an exotic alternative to linen that offers great potential for home decor and garment making.

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Paul, Germany

Paul, Germany

27.07.2020 Testimonials

„I would like to thank you for your great service and email-support and the quick shipping. Now I am looking forward for my new dress with the Lampas that you enabled with your work.“

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Linen bedding – Choosing the perfect fabric

Linen bedding – Choosing the perfect fabric

21.07.2020 Need to know

Does pure linen bedding make you think of a modern, eco-friendly household? Or a rustic cottage? Linen is a unique material with undeniable charm. It is durable, comfortably cool, easy to care for, and a dream to sleep in. If you’ve been flirting with the idea of sewing a linen duvet cover, this article will answer all of your questions.

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All about silk

All about silk

02.07.2020 Need to know

Silk is an absolute classic, sought after for its beauty and exquisite softness, shunned for its price tag and supposed frailty. But is natural silk really so expensive or so impractical? How many kinds of silk are out there? And what makes silk so utterly irresistible? Let us clear up some questions (and bust some myths) for one of nature’s most intriguing materials.

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Tanya, UK

Tanya, UK

27.06.2020 Testimonials

„Your silk arrived today, I'm very pleased with the Byzantine Brocade with Winged Lions. It's much nicer than in the photographs, the color is gorgeous and it's wonderfully stiff.“

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Sleep like royalty – Best fabrics for silk bedding

Sleep like royalty – Best fabrics for silk bedding

23.06.2020 Need to know

Silk bedding is a luxury you can treat yourself to every night. Make your own duvet cover and tuck yourself in without spending a king’s ransom. This guide will help you navigate our silk selection to choose just the right fabric for dreamy results.

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How to make a circle skirt: Part 2 – Sewing

How to make a circle skirt: Part 2 – Sewing

The circle skirt is a classic that will make a great addition to any summer wardrobe, and with this “sartorial” (eh-hem, Sartor + tutorial ;-) absolutely anyone can make one. Our detailed, two-part tutorial takes you through it step by step. In part one we outlined how to make your pattern and calculate fabric use. Now we’ll get down to the nitty gritty of cutting and sewing the skirt. After all the theory in part one, the hands-on work in part two will be a cake walk. Let’s get sewing!

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Kathleen, USA

Kathleen, USA

27.05.2020 Testimonials

„I ordered some of this on 2/16; it's 2/28 and it came today (fast service, from Czech Republic to Albuquerque, New Mexico, I'd say). It's gorgeous: far, far better than in the picture.“

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