From the French word mélanger meaning ‘mix’, Melange describes the unique dyeing process that results in the unusual and attractive finish.
The name describes both the fibre content and the colour of the fabric. To the achieve the effect, the fibres are stock dyed (dyed before spinning). They’re then mixed to create the desired colour, before being sent to spin into yarn. The different flecks of colour give the fabric a beautiful texture, without the need for a complicated weave construction. – Lenore Schroeder, Mungo designer
Mungo is proudly one of the few remaining linen weavers in South Africa. Our linen yarn is sourced from Linificio e Canapificio Nazionale, an Italian company with a commitment to quality and sustainability that matches our own. From Italy, the yarn wings its way to the Mungo Mill in Plettenberg Bay, where it is woven and finished in the CMT department. A double stitch border and mother of pearl buttons add subtle yet sophisticated details.
Mungo linen has a characteristically light and crisp finish, with a breathable weave that keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter. Taking its name from the Tsitsikamma Forest near to our mill, our Kamma Linen is compact finished. This process presses the fibres closely together, closing up the weave construction and resulting in long-lasting linen with a crisp feel.
Mungo Melange Bed Linen is available in duvet covers, fitted and flat sheets and pillowcases. And to add a playful yet sophisticated touch to your bedding, we’ve woven the Melange in a check design too – now available in duvet covers and pillowcases. Mungo tip? Mix and match to create a modern setting.
The Melange also pairs beautifully with some of our more striking pieces, such as the multi-coloured textural Vrou-Vrou Blanket.
Linen is a fibre that’s easy to love. It is naturally sustainable and renewable, but also ages well – growing stronger, and yet more yielding, with each wash. The strong weave of our linen ensures its longevity, and the low elasticity means it won’t bend or twist out of shape. This is what gives our Mungo linen is heirloom quality. – Dax Holding, Mungo MD