Our Kamma Linen Range takes its name from the stunning Tsitsikamma forest, which is located near to our mill on the Garden Route in Plettenberg Bay.
Linen, from the humble flax plant, is a fibre praised for its longevity, breathability, soft handle and cool, crisp finish – making it the ideal fibre for weaving quality bed linen. And when you spend up to 30% of your life in bed, we strongly believe that it’s worth making the investment.
Mungo sources its pure flax yarn from an Italian supplier – a company with an ethos to match our own, Linificio Canapificio Nazionale. There are many steps to producing LCN’s premium quality flax yarn – something LCN knows everything about having been in operation since 1873. The flax is grown in Italy, Belgium and France and taken through 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.
Flax is not a complicated plant, it is pure and honest. No chemicals and oils are used when processing, and the best quality linen simply cannot be mass produced. For centuries it has been grown in Western Europe where the climate is humid and the season change most suitable. It is a noble material, which gains character through age and use.
Treated well your Mungo linen will return the favour. Linen softens over time and with use and is crisp when first woven, many producers stone-wash it to hasten the process, but this artificial method can compromise the integrity of the linen. At Mungo we avoid stone-washing, and use the highest quality yarn and a strong well constructed weave. Your linen will last longer and grow soft and accommodating, ageing gracefully.
We’re quite adamant that sleeping under linen bedding is the way forward, we believe it so much we wrote a blog about it here.
Our Kamma Linen Fitted Sheets have a 35 cm depth to accommodate thicker mattresses, but can be tucked in around standard size mattresses too. Linen is renowned for its unique texture and feel on your body. The fibre is hollow at the core, making it a good insulator; cool in summer and warm in winter.
Our mill, a sensory space which forms of the heart of our production, is open to the public in an act of transparency. We commit to upholding fair-trade production principles, in addition to donating 1% of our annual turnover to our Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, MOVE.