Belgian Linen Tea Towel
Beautiful tea towels made by Libeco from 100% Belgian flax linen. Libeco have been weaving linen in Flanders, Belgium since 1864. Sold individually. Made in Belgium.
Linen is crisp, clean and comfortable. Soft, yet strong and durable. The more it is used, the softer and stronger it becomes. It can absorb up to 20% of its weight in moisture before it feels damp, and easily releases moisture to the air to remain cool and dry to the touch. Flax remains colourfast and launders beautifully. It has the additional advantage to be non-allergenic. Flax requires considerably fewer pesticides and fertilisers than other crops. The fibres are recyclable and eventually biodegrade.
Flax has been farmed and linen fabrics woven in Flanders for centuries. By the 18th century, Meulebeke had emerged as one of the villages in the region with the largest linen production. By the 1800's, there were dozens of weaving firms operating in and around Meulebeke. Of these, only two remained: Libeco and Lagae Linens. The first information on Libeco dates from 1864. Fine quality, pure linen fabrics and linen-cotton blends were produced for sheets and table coverings. The two weaving firms of Meulebeke merged in 1997 into a single company known simply as Libeco·Lagae. The strength and synergy realized by this friendly merger ensures that the age-old craft of Belgian linen weaving heads into the new millennium stronger than ever.
72cm x 72cm.
Linen can be laundered with confidence, and all Libeco products carry full washing instructions - please read before washing. Try a traditional remedy: spread the linen out on a sunny meadow or your back yard for a few days!
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