• There are around 23,600 individual fibres in an Arne Jacobsen damask tablecloth measuring 165 x 260 cm.
• It takes up to 2 days to thread a weave.
• Three months will elapse from a set of bed linen being started at the textile factory to it being ready for tailoring.
We use Egyptian cotton in the vast majority of our products. Egyptian cotton is the finest type of cotton and has the longest fibres, and is cultivated in most cotton-producing countries. Thus the name is more of a designation of quality than an indication of its country of origin. The length of the cotton's fibre is very important in terms of quality. Long fibres produce a stronger and finer yarn. This means that only 3-5% of the harvest, from a global perspective, can be used in our production. So, we also use combinations of cotton with long and medium-length fibres when needed for functionality or other reasons. In towels, for example, the loops are woven with cotton with long fibres as this ensures extra softness, and the base on which the loops are woven are woven using cotton with shorter fibres, as these have better absorbency. The same goes for dishcloths, for which a cotton with shorter fibres is better for absorbing and releasing liquid.
In flax production, you use the inner layer of the stem to extract the fibres and make the yarns. In its natural form, flax is a coarse and relatively rigid material, but as we want our flax to have a special fineness, several refining processes are required to achieve just the right degree of softness. The unique thing about flax is that it is a very durable material, which only becomes softer as you use it. In addition, flax has a number of natural benefits that means it is both thermo-regulated and antiseptic. Virtually all flax is produced in Europe as the climate here is perfect for its cultivation. Our textiles in 100% flax are both harvested and woven in Europe.
We use wool in our collection of accessories. We have
cushions and throws in different types of wool. The advantage of using wool for cushions and throws is that wool has especially good insulation and therefore warm up well on cold evenings. In addition, wool keeps its colour, is resistant to wear and does not curl.
Linen binding is the simplest of the three types and is used for example in our sheets. The chain threads alternate above and below the wefts. This type of binding produces an especially hard-wearing product.
This type of binding forms a diagonal pattern in the material. With twill binding, the chain thread goes over two and under one weft. As the binding has fewer binding points than linen binding, the result is a very smooth product that is familiar from our tea towels for example.
The chain thread goes over four and under one weft in a 5-bind sateen. This produces a very smooth and lustrous surface. Sateen binding is therefore the most frequently used type of binding in our tablecloths and bed linen. Bed linen produced with sateen bindings are also characterised by great suppleness and a high degree of breathability.