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Merchant & Mills 185 European Linen - Calamine

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European laundered linen, tumbled at the mill for softness. The colour of Calamine lotion – a pale pinky grey nude.

Thin quarter: 25cm x 143cm

If you would like more than this please calculate it in multiples of 25cm.

0.5m = Quantity 2

1m = Quantity 4

1.5m = Quantity 6

2m = Quantity 8

Fat Quarter: 50cm x 71.5cm

We will cut your order in one continuous length, unless specifically requested to cut individually in the notes at checkout.

  • 100% linen.

  • 143cm wide, 185gsm.

  • 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.

  • Never dry linen in direct sunlight as the colour can bleach and fade.

  • This linen is Oeko-Tex certified.

  • The dyes used on this cloth are GOTS certified.

  • For colour accuracy we always recommend ordering a swatch.

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

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.