It takes 100 days to grow our flax in Normandy.
Once pulled from the field it takes a further 100 days to process the raw fibre through retting and scutching.
From Normandy the fibres reach Bergamo, to our Italian Master Spinners.
To be spun into lustrous golden-grey threads, and yarn dyed for brilliant colour fastness.
For our Terracotta bed linen, we ordered 280 cones of yarn.
Travelling by sea over several weeks from Italy to Plettenberg Bay.
And from there, it takes a further several months to bring you the finished product.
2 days to warp inside the Mungo Mill.
3960 threads tied on by hand.
2 months to weave.
1840 metres of cloth taken off the loom.
A day for an expert eye to inspect and mend any weaving faults.
5 days for a skilled cutter to measure and cut.
4 weeks for 7 seamstresses to sew into fitted sheets, flat sheets, duvet covers, and pillowcases.
Several days to wash and steam to give the linen its final luxurious finish.
Months, many hands, quality fibres and careful craftsmanship.
After all this, there are just 40 sets.
In a world that’s obsessed with quantity rather than quality, we know where we stand.