Organic LINEN and Organic Cotton broken twill - Made in France
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Eco-friendly – Linen is a simple, locally-gown crop requiring little water
Time-honoured – Linen is the world’s oldest traditional fabric, and has symbolised elegance and distinction throughout history
Hard-wearing – Linen doesn’t lose its shape or turn fluffy, and actually looks better and improves in comfort with regular washing
A proven thermoregulator – Linen protects the body from both cold and heat, and is the ideal fabric for summer wear
For carrying babies: Our cross twill is as solid as our pure cotton and our bamboo, and is ideally suited to carrying babies. Its high ratio of linen also makes it strong enough to carry toddlers of 15 kilos (33 pounds) and more. And don’t think it’s too rough for the delicate skins of babies – we’ve combined linen with 50 percent of our renowned Organic Combed Cotton for extra smoothness and flexibility.
For sewing: Our HALF ORGANIC COTTON HALF ORGANIC LINEN fabric will give you as much sewing pleasure as our 100% Pure Organic Cotton.
This BROKEN TWILL is ideal for making your own baby carrier. Incredibly supple and strong, it is also being used more and more for furniture, home textiles and clothing.
Look for instructions for care and washing in the FAQ.
Do you have a question about colour, or about the texture of our LINEN HONEY fabric ? We’ll send you a complimentary swatch by request.
How should I care for my fabric?
Over time, exposure to heat will deteriorate the fibres. To keep your fabric strong, we suggest machine-washing in water no hotter than 40℃. Machine dry and iron only occasionally.
What will happen if I wash my fabric in water hotter than 40℃? ( 104 °F)
Probably nothing, provided you don’t do it regularly. Our fabrics are dyed at 80℃ by our dyer. They are fine with occasional heat. We have carried out a “Fabric Crash Test” where we boiled a fabric scrap for two hours. It came out in perfect condition. On the other hand, keep in mind that fabric exposed to high temperatures will shrink.
Does the colour of your fabrics bleed?
Some colours don’t bleed, others bleed a bit.
To avoid disappointment, we suggest that you wash each colour on its own, twice.
I’ve heard that to keep colours bright, I need to soak my fabric overnight in white vinegar. Is that right?
Yes and no… but mostly no! Vinegar helps to get rid of excess dye (dye that did not fix to the fabric)... if it’s applied hot. If you want to use vinegar, we suggest washing your fabric for the first time in 90℃ water with a cup of white vinegar added to the drum of the washing machine.
BUT it’s not necessary with our fabrics. Two machine washes in 30℃ - 40℃ water works just as well. ( 86°F - 104°F)
Do your fabrics shrink in the first wash?
Yes, they shrink 10% in length in the first wash.
Should I wash my fabric BEFORE starting to sew, or AFTER having made my project?
It depends entirely on what you are doing.
If you want to make a sling or a wrap, you don’t need to wash the fabric beforehand (we don’t wash our fabric before sewing our Colimaçon wraps and our Colima-slings). Just make sure you cut your fabric 10% longer than you want the finished product (shrinkage: 10% of the original length).
If you want to make anything else, and especially if you want to mix colours, we suggest that you wash each colour twice, separately, before sewing. This is for two reasons: the fabric will shrink by 10% the first time you wash it, and the colours may bleed onto each other if they aren’t washed beforehand.
And if I’ve made a project with multiple colours but I forgot to wash the fabrics beforehand, what do I do now?
Some of our designers, who have found themselves in this situation, have used colour catching sheets (they used the French brand Décolor’stop) in the first and second washes. Their projects came out in perfect shape. They put several sheets in the drum of the washing machine to make sure that it worked.
Do I need to use specific sewing materials to work with your fabric?
No, you can easily work with our fabrics with your usual sewing machine, provided it is of decent quality.
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If you aren’t familiar with our fabrics, we will mail you complimentary swatches by request.