LinenBeauty offers you probably the widest range of highest quality linen fabrics made from 100% European Flax. Whilst choosing natural fabrics for your home textiles, crafts, upholstery or clothes is always the best option, linen is even better than other fabrics. Linen requires less water and fewer pesticides to grow than cotton. It is biodegradable, so after its long life it will gently decompose without leaving any waste. All parts of the flax plant can be used, meaning there are no harmful bi-products as a result of our processing and manufacturing procedures.
What do bamboo, pineapple, flax and loofah all have in common? They feature in a stunning exhibition by Danish designer Sara Martinsen currently on show at the Bygning A gallery at the A Petersen showroom in Copenhagen. The exhibition, titled Phytophilia, explores different natural fibers in the hope of promoting sustainable design and building practices.
For many of us part of the joy of giving gifts in the holiday season is in the gift wrapping. Each year we try different combinations of ribbons, butcher’s string, sprigs of rosemary or gold festive stamps on brown craft paper. You name it, we’ve probably wrapped with it. Our aim isn’t just to make our gifts look beautiful. It’s also to avoid the huge amounts of waste generated from all that wrapping paper. Many Christmas wrapping papers are not recyclable as they are partly made with plastic. To test if you can recycle giftwrap, scrunch it into a ball. If it stays scrunched it’s probably made from paper. If it bounces out of shape again, or has glitter or foil decorations, then it has to go to landfill.
When you start on an upholstery project it’s just as important to consider the function of the piece of furniture as the overall look. Get this wrong, and no matter how pretty the chair might look, it won’t last long and you’ll find yourself having to recover it. To help you choose the right upholstery fabric we’ve got some simple tips and hints to ensure successful, practical and beautiful results.