de Le Cuona discusses the use of natural linens.

de Le Cuona discusses the use of natural linens.

Flax is the oldest fibre known to man but also the most versatile. It is a luxurious natural fibre that is also strong and durable. Textures range from the raw and robust to the most refined. From this fibre comes one of the most loved fabrics in the world; Linen.

While de Le Cuona prides itself on weaves in richer colours, our vast fabric library also features some of the finest untreated linens, in natural linen shades. Our Cape fabric in Stone and Buffalo in Dust are some of the heavier options. Buffalo is stonewashed to the extreme; like a wild Buffalo, this fabric shows the scars of life, the scratch of the thorn and the claw of the lion. The creation process is complex and as a result the maximum piece length is 15m. It remains one of our most desired linens.

Our Primitive and Butter Soft linens are slightly lighter in weight, and even more luxurious to the touch. With a fabulously silky drape and handle, Butter Soft is a 100% linen in a range of neutral tones.

Linen is one of the lowest-energy, and lowest-water fibres. Linen grown for de Le Cuona uses only rain water. River water is used during the washing process and then filtered back into the river; cleaner than it was before.

The durability of linen makes it perfect for curtains and home accessories. Linen is very kind to sensitive skin, hypoallergenic and does not support bacteria growth, making it a fabric of choice for bedding and home accessories. Used for bedding, it regulates the body's temperature, absorbs and evaporates water. Linen products are breathable in hot weather, insulating during cold periods, and known for increasing sleep quality.

The de Le Cuona catalogue of natural linens extends far and wide, however we use only the best quality Belgian and French linen fibres. The Flanders region is revered for linen growth and production because of its geographical location.

Explore our fabric library of linens here.