A Guide to Linen

All of our linen is 100% stone-washed 240gsm linen. 

What does stone-washed mean?

Stone-washing is a textile manufacturing process used to give a newly manufactured fabric a worn-in appearance. Stone-washing uses large stones to roughen up the fabric being processed and also helps to increase the softness and flexibility of the linen. 

 What does "gsm" stand for?

Grams per square metre. This measurement is used to refer to the weight of the fabric. We carefully considered the options and chose this "mediumweight" linen to provide a good amount of protection while also still being light and comfortable to wear for any length of time. 

There are many reasons why linen has been chosen for our aprons. 

It’s inherently sustainable.

Linen is made from the flax plant. Every part of the flax plant has traditionally been used to create a worthwhile product - nothing is wasted!

Flax is one of the oldest textile fibres used by humans.

Evidence of its use has been found in Switzerland's prehistoric lake dwellings. Fine linen fabrics have been discovered in ancient Egyptian tombs.

It gets better with age. 

The more you wash, the softer and more pliable it becomes.

Linen is quick to dry.

Linen material absorbs liquid effectively and dries quickly. It absorbs moisture without holding the bacteria.

Easy to wash and care for.

For best results, wash separately from other fabrics. It is best to wash any linen on low temperatures in lukewarm or cold, and preferably soft, water. Use the gentle machine cycle and a mild detergent to protect the fibres. Hang dry or dry laying flat!

It is timeless, classic and has so much character.

There really is no need to iron linen garments, unless they have become really crushed. The inherent natural creases and crumples are what gives linen its relaxed and soft feel. However, you are able to iron while the fabric is still damp. Use a medium-hot iron on the steam setting.