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Let's Talk Texture

Let's Talk Texture

Have you browsed our Kitchen Linen collection? Using these 100% Japanese linen towels regularly has spoiled us rotten, as the vibrant color spruces up our kitchens and the hand feel is luxurious, plus quick drying.

Linen is known to be the world’s strongest natural fiber. It is thicker than cotton and linen fiber has variable lengths, most of which are very long. This contributes to strength, which contributes to longevity. They will keep on looking and feeling amazing for years to come thanks to its durability and the fact that, like most good things, it gets better with age.

The method of producing linen fabric from flax plants uses far less water than it does to produce the same amount of cotton. This makes it a more sustainable choice. Fewer pesticides are used to grow flax than in cotton growing, and linen can be processed without the use of chemicals.

You may have noticed the pleathora of food stylists, Instagrammers and interior stylists choose linen textiles to perk up their photos. This is because linen has texture and a depth to its fibres that is completely on trend right now. From stylish picnics to poolside snaps, kitchen linens are rightly having a moment. They looks stunning whether you opt for muted, neutral Scandi-inspired hues or go for pops of bold colour. 

A characteristic often associated with linen yarn is the presence of slubs, or small, soft, irregular lumps, which occur randomly along its length. In the past, slubs were traditionally considered to be defects, and were associated with low quality linen. However, in the case of many present-day linen fabrics, particularly in the decorative furnishing industry, slubs are considered as part of the aesthetic appeal of an expensive natural product. In addition, slubs do not compromise the integrity of the fabric, and therefore they are not viewed as a defect.

Food photo: Kristina Cho of @eatchofood using our Turmeric Kitchen Linen to add a splash of color.

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