Pure linen pillowcases, woven from the highest quality flax yarn.
Carrying with it hundreds of years of history. Prepared the old fashioned way, preserving its characteristic crisp look and feel.
For those who’ve come to love the natural handle of pure flax, linen reigns supreme. Textural to the touch, linen bedding is wonderfully breathable and long lasting. As a natural insulator, your flax bedding can be enjoyed throughout the seasons. In summer its breathability will keep you cool, and prevent clinging or clamminess. In winter it’ll preserve the heat, keeping you in warm cosy comfort.
So how does this compare with our Kamma Linen?
Our flax yarn is much thicker than the threads we use for our Kamma Linen. The thicker yarn means a lower thread count is needed, without compromising on its durability. Our Flax Linen keeps the classic feel that’s been loved through the ages, and with it the characteristic look of natural, undyed colour of pure linen.
For the connoisseur, the coarser handle of flax linen is something to be desired. And for those who prefer a softer touch, our Flax Bedding is well suited for wash and wear. Over time, and with repeat washes, the fibres in the flax will gradually give. The result is bedding that softens with age, growing more accommodating with time.
Creating linen yarn is a time-consuming process. In operation since 1873, this is something that our supplier, Linificio Canapificio Nazionale, knows all about. Linificio Canapificio Nazionale’s 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 rippling, retting, scutching and combing… all before being spun into the highest quality yarn. From there it wings its way to our mill in Plettenberg Bay, to be woven into our bedding.
Why we don’t stone wash
Linen is crisp when first woven. Although producers stone wash it to hasten the process of softening, 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.
Designed to last longer and age gracefully.