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by Emily Todhunter for O Ecotextiles

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A wonderfully soft linen with undeniable sophistication.

Oeko-Tex:   Standard 100 certified yarns
LEED:   Eligible for credits: indoor air quality, use of rapidly renewable resources, and/or innovation; Passed predictive test to meet GreenGuard™ standards for chemical emissions.
Fiber Composition:   100% long fiber linen
Colorways:   8
Width:   66.9" / 170 centimeters
Weight:   6.7 oz sq yd/ 227 gm sq meter
Country of Origin:   Italy
Cal 117:   Not tested
NFPA 701:   Not tested but predicted to pass with fire retardant application
British Match test:   Pass (with fire retardant application)
Colorfast to light:   British Light Fastness Standards # 2-6:   6 at 60 hrs (scale of 1-8 with 5 as no change and pass)


Luscious Linen. This linen is grown in northern Italy without the use of herbicides, pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. The linen fibers we use in the yarn are “tow” or extremely long fiber strands.

Certified Safe. The fibers are spun into yarn and dyed in northern Italy by a spinner who has earned the "Master of Linen" designation. These craftspeople use only low-impact fiber reactive dyes that have no chemical toxicity. They take care to treat their wastewater so that it does not contaminate the local environment.

These yarns are certified by Oeko-Tex to Standard 100. Oeko-Tex is a third party certifier; it measures the chemicals found in fabrics which are known to impact human health. Their standard 100 is the most stringent, which means these yarns are safe enough for infants to put in their mouths.

Old-World Methods. The yarns are woven into the fabric at a mill in southern Italy that has been in the same location for over 100 years. This mill uses absolutely no sizers or de-sizers, in fact it uses no chemicals at all throughout their production process, avoiding chemical baths that degrade the yarn's quality and inherent strength.

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