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Grey Frontier - Merchant & Mills - Cotton & Linen Mix
Grey Frontier - Merchant & Mills - Cotton & Linen Mix
Grey Frontier - Merchant & Mills - Cotton & Linen Mix
Grey Frontier - Merchant & Mills - Cotton & Linen Mix

Grey Frontier - Merchant & Mills - Cotton & Linen Mix

Regular price £12.00 Sale

We sell our online fabrics in half metre increments, so if you would like a metre add 2 to your basket, if you'd like 1.5metres add 3 to your basket and so on. All orders will be cut as a continuous length.

We do our absolute best to show the most accurate images of our fabrics, but due to varying monitor screens and settings colours may differ slightly to the original fabric. If you are unsure or have any questions about the colour, weight or scale of the fabric please feel free to contact us.

Price per metre: £24.00

Approx Width: 140cm

Composition: 52% linen, 48% cotton

Designer: Merchant & Mills

Description:

European laundered linen/cotton, tumbled at the mill for softness. Soft tiny dog tooth linen with a great weight and wobble to it.

This linen blend is produced in small batches in Eastern Europe where there is a strong heritage of spinning and weaving linen fabric.

Frontier Grey can be used for many of our patterns, ideally dresses, tops, loose fitting trousers and even slouchy jackets. The cotton content makes it slightly easier to work with than 100% linen.

Frontier Grey is suitable for the following patterns in the Merchant & Mills Workbook: Bantam, Heron, Strides, Curlew and Saltmarsh.

  • 225gsm or 6.5oz.
  • Wash at 30 degrees with a non bio detergent. Do not tumble. Shake out and dry flat. Linen will always seize up after washing but as soon as you start to use/wear it the fibres relax again.
  • If you are using this linen for curtains we recommend using a lining to prevent fading.
  • This linen is Oeko-Tex certified.
  • For colour accuracy we always recommend ordering a swatch – click the buy tab to add a swatch to the cart.

 

Eco Credentials:

Flax is a strong plant best grown in northern Europe. It needs little or no fertilisers 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 tonnes 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 therefore almost naturally organic. It is completely biodegradable, recyclable and due to its natural absorbency, it requires less dye than cotton. Linen therefore scores high on the ecological chart.