Our aim is to ensure that every linen item we carry in our linen bedding, bath linen, kitchen linen and linen clothing collections are simple, sustainable and stunning. We can offer you top quality, beautiful items that are designed to last and to enhance any interior. Whilst choosing natural fabrics for your home textiles and clothes is always the best option, linen is even better than other fabrics. Linen requires less water and fewer pesticides to grow than cotton. It is biodegradable, so after its long life it will gently decompose without leaving any waste. All parts of the flax plant can be used, meaning there are no harmful bi-products as a result of our processing and manufacturing procedures.
When you’ve been doing this for a few years it’s really fun to look back over your past resolutions and see what things you managed to do, and laugh about some of the things you didn’t. Somehow these things don’t feel like ‘failures’, they just feel like hopes that didn’t materialise and that had a definite time of their own. Some of your wishes and resolutions might crop up every year as you work towards a tough goal. Whether you want to set yourself ambitious goals or prefer Woody Guthrie’s more relaxed approach (one of his New Year’s Rulin’s was to ‘Brush teeth, if any’), here are some things you could think about for 2020.
One of the reasons we love linen is its versatility. At this time of year you need household items that perform as well as looking beautiful, as you decorate your house and table for celebrations. You need napkins that enhance your Christmas lunch setting, but that you can also sling in the washing machine afterwards. You need cosy pyjamas for a lazy Boxing Day morning curled up with your new books. You need a snug wool blanket for keeping small feet warm in front of the Christmas TV special. So, here’s our fabulous festive edit of all the linenwares you need to create a comfortable, welcoming and stunning seasonal home.
It was hard to choose a book to share this month as so many brilliant books have been released recently, but we’ve plumped for a memoir that had us gripped from the first page. In On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons, Laura Cumming tells the incredible story of her mother’s disappearance as a young girl, and spools back and forward in time to create a compelling narrative that reads like a detective story.