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linen et al

#linen et al

Linen, hemp and ramie - this trio of plant-based fabrics are reminders of a simpler time, when homespun fabrics were turned out in country cottages across the map. Yet linen, hemp, and ramie (a relative newcomer on European shores) can stand their own as modern materials too, especially as we turn to natural fibers, sustainable production, and slow fashion. Linen may not be exotic, like #silk, but we couldn’t imagine Sartor without it. Get to know linen and its sister materials.

All about linen

All about linen

02.10.2021 Need to know

Linen is an ancient fabric that’s well worth getting to know better. Practical, easy to care for, and very durable, it’s superior, in any number of ways, to cotton. What’s more, today’s modern linen is soft and comfortable—and it comes in an array of colors and patterns to suit any taste. Versatile linen can be used for just about anything!

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The lowdown on linen weights

The lowdown on linen weights

30.07.2021 Need to know

Planning a summer dress, you go online to pick out some linen but there’s so much to choose from in various weights. Is 160 gsm too much or just right? Here’s the lowdown on linen fabric weights so you can choose with confidence every time.

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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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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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