Finnhamm | Merchant & Mills
Soft laundered linen/cotton blend in a classic narrow, navy and white stripe. Finnhamn is produced in small batches in Eastern Europe where there is a strong heritage of spinning and weaving linen fabric.
- 57 inches wide
- 5.5oz / 185gsm
- 52% linen, 48% cotton
- Never dry linen in direct sunlight as the color can fade
- Made using AZO-free dyes
- Sold in continuous one-yard increments
More about linen:
Linen is made from flax. It’s naturally stain-resistant, moth repellent and doesn’t pile. It’s easy to wash as it can sustain high temperatures, has very little shrinkage and is strong. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypoallergenic and thermoregulating, it will also absorb up 20% moisture before feeling damp.
Flax is a strong plant best grown in northern Europe. It needs little or no fertilizers and due to the local climate, little extra water. It can grow in poor quality soil. The Advisory Commission Report to the European Parliament states 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 tons 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 and thus scores high on the ecological chart.