Our love for and understanding of linen has been passed down through generations. Our family’s story, and the stories of many other skilled artisans have been woven into the threads of this amazing fabric.
We are going to let you in on a little secret. We have a bit of a thing about an apron. Not just any apron (especially not the fake-abs style some men get out every time there’s a BBQ), but linen apron. There’s something about the combination of easy functionality and seeming ready for work that just feels good. For thousands of years people have worn aprons: to protect their clothing, or perform rituals.
This month we are delighted to be joined by Heather Hall from thesiftedlife.co. Heather has developed a programme to help people ‘sift’ their lives – to get rid of clutter, to find simplicity and create more time for the things they love. She lives, and works, by this mantra: “There are two ways to get enough: one is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less” (G. K. Chesterton). Sit back and enjoy her insightful, thoughtful interview.
Red is traditionally associated with passion, energy, warmth, vibrancy and sensitivity. In Japanese, Indian and Nepali cultures it is believed to bring good luck in marriage, so choosing a gift that incorporates this versatile colour will give meaning as well as materiality. Shades include brick, tomato, wine, grenadine, scarlet, fire, maroon and berry.