The Linen Wrap
The Linen Wrap
Designed for comfort and constructed to last so you can wear it for years and still feel like you’re wearing for the first time. Made by our two pairs of hands without an inch of 100% European linen wasted and printed with water-based, nontoxic ink. But wait, there’s more.
Not an inch wasted
The clothes that you wear every day, are likely to have wasted some fabric because unless designed for zero-waste production, fabric waste in the making of clothes is inevitable — the average is 10-30% of wastage.
When clothes are mass-produced, the bigger the production, both in number of pieces and sizing options, the bigger amount of fabric waste generated. Then if these clothes are not produced to stand the test of time, they quickly become unwanted, destined to be thrown away. It’s a systemic problem.
We don’t see fabric as is. Every inch represents the resources used - the soil, flax plant, water, energy to power fiber machinery. And since high-grade linen still requires a great deal of hand labour, we see the people - farmers, mill operators, quality inspectors.
That even when there’s burnt edges, we make the best of it.
To support the zero-waste design of the Linen Wrap, we take pride in making it only when you order. Instead of taking part in the guessing game of predicting demand, our made-to-order model allows us to focus on thoughtful design and craftsmanship without the unnecessary waste. We don’t make to stock up inventory shelves, we make the Linen Wrap for you.
Just so you know, we don’t run the raw edges of the fabric through a serger machine. We meticulously encase them, seamlessly using reinforcement stitching and top stitching high-stress areas to form a solid spine. It takes more time yet we only need a single spool of 100% cotton thread in our entire sewing sequence.
In case you’re wondering, 100% linen threads are rare but we hope to get our hands on them someday.
Less washing, more wearing
We carefully design our prints in such a way that we can use the same screen for years. Also reusing of waste water when washing our screens, significantly reducing water consumption required for this long-established technique.
Linen is primarily a cellulose fibre. Its molecular structure allows it to form a physical bond with water and it gets more absorbent with each wash.
So for a long-lasting print, we wash the fabric before printing so it holds on to our water-based ink better. Cold water, low energy cycle and no detergents - just sodium carbonate, a natural cleaning agent. As a result, your Linen Wrap is soft and ready-to-wear when you receive it.
Good to know: linen contains lignan that prevents bacterial growth so your Linen Wrap can be worn several times without washing and remains odour-free.
Pleasant in the heat
Throughout history linen has been the fabric of choice for its strength and comfort that comes naturally from the long fibres of the flax plant. Lasting for years and revealing its matured beauty over time. But not all linen are the same.
We work with linen from various parts of Europe that offer the ideal climate and soil condition for the flax plant to naturally thrive with minimal water and maintenance.
All that so you can experience its natural moisture-wicking property that allows your body to cool down through perspiration without feeling damp. The hollow linen fibres that help you feel pleasant in the heat, high humidity and cooler temperatures.
Dress up or dress down
The Linen Wrap stems from wanting to create a wearable piece that puts comfort and low impact at the forefront of the design process. It’s not meant to be reserved for special occasions but worn in myriad of ways from day to night.
Started out as a sketch and then hand-carved on a block to form a pattern open to interpretation. Some see it as the rattan ball being tossed in the air during a game of Sepak Raga while others connect to personal encounters. Raga marks all of our best work.
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