Selvedge Magazine Issue 107 - Jul/Aug 2022

High Summer - Keeping Cool in Linen and Lace

Selvedge Magazine is published six times a year covering every facet of textiles – interiors, fashion, art, craft, travel and shopping – in an intelligent and inspiring way with quality writing, stunning photography and original illustration.

  • Linen is one of the oldest and most environmentally sustainable fibres. It has undoubted ethical and aesthetic appeal. Derived from the flax plant, the second-most productive fibre crop, it is surpassed only by hemp. 
  • Linen flourishes organically, and in contrast to cotton, needs only rainwater to thrive.
  • Linen has strong hollow fibres with almost no elasticity. Its ability to absorb 20% of its weight in moisture makes it an ideal summer fabric.