Meet our latest Kamma Linen bedding colourway – the Verdite. From country chic to coastal dream, this lush new hue is soothing and versatile. Made from 100% Italian linen, our Kamma bedding range is ideal for insulation – keeping you warm during the incoming winter months and cool in the summer that will follow. And just in case you need any more convincing on why linen is the superior bedding fibre choice, you can read all about it on our blog post here.
From Italy to the Tsitsikamma
We are proud to be one of just a handful of textile producers left in South Africa that still weaves our own linen. After the local linen spinning plant closed in 2016, we were forced to look further afield for the best quality linen yarn. Last year Mungo’s MD, Dax Holding traveled north to Italy to meet with the yarn supplier Linificio Canapificio Nazionale, a company with an ethos that matches our own.
Linificio’s focus is to produce the best quality linen in the world. In order to do this, they have nurtured long-lasting relationships with a handful of farmers in the growing regions of Belgium and France. The best crops from each year’s yield are chosen before the plants are even harvested. Following this, there are multiple further selection processes in which the fibre is sorted into batches of varying quality and colour, which inevitably dictates the best use. The best yarn, of course, is sent Mungo… well, not quite. The best is spun so fine that the emperor of Japan has it meticulously woven by hand into handkerchiefs. – Dax Holding
Before being spun and shipped to us, the linen yarn is dyed to give it brilliant colour and light fastness. Our Kamma Linen bedding is then woven at our mill in Plettenberg Bay near the Tsitsikamma forest. After many months of testing, our design team has perfected a superior linen weave construction that gives the Kamma Linen its smooth, lightweight handle. After going through rigorous inspection, the linen is then sewn up into bedding in our CMT department, and finished with a double stitch border and mother of pearl buttons. These are the small variances that make a big difference when investing in quality linen.