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Linen Bandana, Calamine




Super-soft laundered linen bandana with hand stitched edge detail!

Made of 100% linen, embellished with hand-dyed cotton thread

Dimensions: 18" square

The linen is produced in small batches in Eastern Europe where there is a strong heritage of spinning and weaving linen fabric. It is woven in a mill run on green energy and is Oeko-Tex certified. Linen is naturally stain resistant, does not pile, and is moth repellent. It is easy to wash as it can sustain high temperatures, is has very little if no shrinkage and is very strong. It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypo allergenic and thermoregulating, it will also absorb up 20% moisture before feeling damp.

Eco Credentials: Flax is a strong plant best grown in northern Europe. It needs little or no fertilizers and due to the local climate, little extra water. It doesn’t really require many pesticides either as it can grow in poor quality soil. The Advisory Commission Report to the European Parliament stated that flax cultivation has positive effects on eco-system diversity as it allows for an “environmental pause”. One hectare of flax can retain 3.7 tons of CO2. Every part of the plant is used, what isn’t used to produce linen can be used to make linseed oil, paper, cattle feed or even soap.

Linen is completely biodegradable, recyclable and due to its natural absorbency, it requires less dye than cotton. Linen scores high on the ecological chart.

Care Instructions: Wash at 86 degrees F/30 degrees C with a mild detergent. Do not tumble. Shake out and dry flat. Linen will always seize up after washing but as soon as you start to use it the fibers relax again. Bright light may cause fading.

Made in our studio in Brooklyn

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