Merchant & Mills : The Waves EU Linen
This duck egg blue and brown cross weave European laundered linen twill was tumbled at the mill for softness.
This linen is produced in small batches in Eastern Europe where there is a strong heritage of spinning and weaving linen fabric.
The Waves can be used for many of Merchant & Mills patterns, ideally dresses, tops, loose fitting trousers and even slouchy jackets.
Manufacturer : Merchant & Mills
Width : 56” wide/144cm wide
Content : 100% Linen
Weight : 200gsm/5.9oz.
Fabric Care : Wash at 30 degrees with a non bio detergent. Do not tumble. Shake out and dry flat. Linen will always seize up after washing but as soon as you start to use/wear it the fibres relax again.
Fabric is priced per metre. 1 metre = 39 inches. Minimum cut is .5 metres for garment fabrics.
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.