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The Linen Wrap

Made-to-order, handprinted and zero-waste textile products by Fictive Fingers, from our hands to yours.

The Linen Wrap

SGD 170 - 190

Designed for comfort and made to last so you can wear it for years and still feel like you’re wearing for the first time.

Wrap yourself in this understated, long-lasting piece with a peace of mind knowing we go to great lengths to keep the quality standards high and environmental footprint low.

Fits right into your capsule wardrobe as a relaxed jacket over any outfit or worn as is — get some ideas here.

From our hands to yours, without an inch of fabric wasted and available in 3/4 and long sleeves.

  • 100% European Linen

  • Handprinted with water-based, nontoxic ink

  • Spot clean, gentle cycle and line dry recommended

 

“I was amazed with the quality of the Linen Wrap and fell in love straight away!”

- Ummairah, who wore it out the same day she received it

 

⌄ Why zero-waste design

Unless designed for zero-waste production, fabric waste is inevitable. When clothes are mass-produced, the bigger the production, both in number of pieces and sizing options, more waste gets generated.

Then when 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 European linen still requires a great deal of hand labour, we see the people - farmers, mill operators, quality inspectors. Even when there’s burnt edges, we make the best of it.

⌄ What it feels like

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, the more you wear it, the softer it gets.

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 help you feel pleasant in the heat, high humidity and cooler temperatures.

⌄ Made-to-order

To support the zero-waste design, 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 design and craftsmanship without the unnecessary waste. We don’t make to stock up inventory shelves, we make the Linen Wrap for you.

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.

⌄ Tell me more

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.

So for a long-lasting print, we wash the fabric before printing so it anchors our ink. 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. No factory smells.

Linen contains lignan that prevents bacterial growth so your Linen Wrap can be worn several times without washing and remains odour-free. Less washing, more wearing.

⌄ Sleeve options

The original Linen Wrap design features 3/4 sleeves that will not get in the way as you get things done.

In response to many requests for longer sleeves, particularly to enhance its versatility and coverage, we've been working on making it happen while maintaining its zero-waste design. And we're happy to offer the Linen Wrap in long sleeves which nicely tapers in.

Do note that the sleeves may drop higher or lower than what's been captured here, depending on your shoulders and arm length.

Blue Ochre Linen Wrap

Blue Ochre Linen Wrap

 
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3/4 Sleeves

  • 90cm wide across chest

  • 64cm long from shoulders

  • 24cm sleeve opening

Long Sleeves

  • 90cm wide across chest

  • 64cm long from shoulders

  • 12cm sleeve opening

The Linen Wrap is intended to have a relaxed, oversized fit with an open front and wide sleeves that allow for versatility in sizing. For long sleeves, they taper nicely at the wrist to ease your movements and avoid visual bulk. Measurements were taken flat so take note that the light-weight linen drapes as you wear it.

 
Natural Linen Wrap 3/4 Sleeves

Natural Linen Wrap 3/4 Sleeves

The soft creases that reflect light and form shadows is part of linen’s beauty, which makes taking photos tricky. We try to capture the closest colour in different lighting and there may be slight variation for different monitors but rest assured, it’s a good decision no matter what colour you pick.

Soft Blush Linen Wrap

Soft Blush Linen Wrap

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“I really love the shade of blush pink and the way the Linen Wrap falls on my body - it’s so versatile, can’t wait to dress it up and down with the other items in my wardrobe!”

- Dorothea Chow

 

Order now for January 2020

We've hit our made-to-order capacity all through November and this is our final opening for the year. Which means when you order, we’ll be spending the last bit of 2019 making you a new year gift that will last for years. Our process takes time, we hope you find satisfaction in slow buying and slow living in a fast-paced world as you anticipate your order.

Each time orders reopen, there’s a capacity based on fabric availability and set in a way that’s healthy and manageable for us to work. The colours available for order are Blue Ochre, Soft Blush and Natural all with 3/4 or long sleeves.

⌄ I'm not sure of the fit, help?

If you stand around 158 - 160cm and usually wears S-M or UK8-10 sizes, photos here show how you're likely to look with the Linen Wrap on. The sleeves will be slightly raised if you have broader shoulders or longer arms.

The Linen Wrap fits a range of sizes and we have plans on photographing existing owners to give you a better sense of how it looks like on different body types. Meanwhile, drop us a message at hello@fictivefingers.com and we'll be happy to help!

⌄ How do I order?

Click on the order now button and you'll be directed to our order page. Payments are made via PayNow and you'll receive a confirmation email from us within 24 hours.

⌄ Why local addresses only?

Shipping, just like air travel, has a significant impact on the environment. Our products have travelled to far corners of the world for the past 7 years but we're determined to lower the environmental footprint of our work as much as we can. Shipping within Singapore is part of the pursuit.

⌄ When can I expect my order?

You'll be receiving your order within the first two weeks of January 2020 and an email with the tracking number will be sent to you when your order is on the way.

⌄ When else can I order?

This is the final opening of orders for 2019. The next is likely to be in February.

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