A rather special twill in a blend of ramie, linen and wool in a soft sludgy green. It has been hand-dyed in small batches using traditional Japanese techniques which creates a beautifully natural textured look.
With a soft handle and a lovely drape, this would suitable for dresses and tops like the Fielder, Trapeze, Factory and Mary White. It would also work well for an Ottoline or a Foreman jacket.
- Ramie 48%, Linen 42%, Wool 10%.
- 114cm wide.
- 280gsm, 8.26oz.
- Country of origin; Japan
- Dry clean or hand wash only.
- Never dry linen in direct sunlight as the colour can bleach and fade.
- Dry away from sunlight, iron on a medium heat.
We have 4 colours in this range, you can find these in the ‘Alternatives’ tab.
We always recommend ordering a swatch to check the colour and weight is right for your project.
More about Ramie:
Ramie is a cellulose fibre made from the stalks of the nettle plant native to eastern Asia, it has a similar look to linen but crisper.
Ramie is highly durable and considered one of the strongest natural fibres.
More about Wool:
Wool is renewable, recyclable and biodegradable – as a protein-based fibre, it does not contribute to microplastic pollution as it biodegrades.
Due to its structure, wool manages to be both water repellent and water absorbent at the same time. The outside of each wool fibre has a waxy coating which repels water at the surface, encouraging water to simply run off.
Due to its ability to absorb and release moisture into the atmosphere, wool can contain 30% of water before even feeling wet, without compromising its thermal efficiency.
More about linen:
Linen is naturally stain resistant, does not pile, and is moth repellent. It is easy to wash as it can sustain high temperatures, is has very little if no shrinkage and is very strong.
It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypo allergenic and thermoregulating, it will also absorb up 20% moisture before feeling damp.
As the linen fibres have low elasticity (which causes it to crease) it will wear in any areas that are repeatedly folded in the same place for a long time, however it does have much better abrasion resistance than say cotton.
Flax is a strong plant best grown in northern Europe. It needs little or no fertilisers and due to the local climate, little extra water. It doesn’t really require many pesticides either as it can grow in poor quality soil. The Advisory Commission Report to the European Parliament stated that flax cultivation has positive effects on eco-system diversity as it allows for an “environmental pause”. One hectare of flax can retain 3.7 tonnes of CO2. Every part of the plant is used, what isn’t used to produce linen can be used to make linseed oil, paper, cattle feed or even soap.
Linen is therefore almost naturally organic. It is completely biodegradable, recyclable and due to its natural absorbency, it requires less dye than cotton. Linen therefore scores high on the ecological chart.
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