Linen is sustainable luxury, aligning with our goal to connect with the earth.
Linen is one of the world’s most sustainable fabrics. Made from the flax plant, it’s also one of the oldest natural fibers known to man, dating back to over 35,000 years. Linen was used in ancient Asian and Germanic cultures, but it was our Egyptian ancestors who refined it, bringing us its modern day elegance and notoriety. In ancient Egypt, rough linen was used on sails traveling up and down the Nile. In the great houses of Pharaohs, refined white linen was used both for clothing and adorning rooms.
Linen truly stands the test of time as is evident in the tombs of famous Egyptians such as Ramses II, Tutankhamen and Takabuti where the linen pieces from their homes were found perfectly intact after being buried for over 2,500 years.
Along with its timeless beauty, the sustainability of linen is legendary. In less than 100 days, the flax plant is ready to be harvested. The plant requires minimal fertilizers, keeping it low energy and low waste. In the releasing of its fibers and weaving, linen requires less water and less overall effort than other fibers. With less impact on the earth, it is spun into beautiful fabrics that will last over time.
Linen is biodegradable and recyclable. It is breathable and absorbent, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Linen is hypoallergenic, rarely causing adverse effects on the skin. It repels dirt and stains while being easy to wash and durable.
And as we all plan to, linen ages well. For lasting care, we recommend washing your linen piece in cold water with mild detergent and letting it dry quickly in the sun or open air.
Our linen pieces are made in small batches. We strive to ensure minimal impact on the earth and to provide heirloom quality with each piece. Our packaging is reusable, recyclable and compostable.
We hope your WKND Mood pieces encourage you to live leisurely. May it be with you and your home circle, for generations.