100% flax. All natural, renewable and versatile.
Naturally crisp to the touch, with a subtle sheen, flax linen ages gracefully, softening with time and use.
We finish our linen bedding with double stitch borders and mother of pearl buttons for a sophisticated touch.
Lightweight and cool to the touch. Breathable throughout the seasons. Textural yet soft.
Loved for its longevity. Superior quality threads that are woven to last.
Our linen yarn is sourced from Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale – master spinners based in Italy who embody an ethos and commitment to quality that matches our own.
In operation since 1873, Linificio Canapificio Nazionale knows all about the careful and time-consuming process required to produce linen.
Their flax is grown in Italy, Belgium and France, where the damp oceanic climate and rich soil is suitable for growing flax. Once harvested, the plant is taken through the stages of scutching, combing and spinning before being vat dyed for brilliant even colour and light fastness. Finally it wings its way to Plettenberg Bay to be woven into our beautiful linen fabric.
Why we don’t stone wash
Linen is crisp when first woven.
Many producers stone wash it to hasten the process of softening, but this artificial method compromises the integrity of the cloth.
At Mungo we don’t stone wash. We use quality linen and a well constructed weave. Your bedding will grow softer and more accommodating with time and use.
Lasting longer and ageing gracefully.
The thread count is the number of weft and warp threads that are woven into a square inch of fabric.
Linen, derived from the fibres of the flax plant, is naturally thicker than cotton. This is in part why linen is inherently more durable, but will never reach the thread count as cotton. Linen’s quality is therefore not inherently determined by thread count, and for those who prefer the unique textural handle and fresh feel of flax, linen reigns supreme.