Posted on January 14 2014
Often here at Brahms Mount, we're asked how organic our textiles are. Using all natural fibers, we attempt to keep our fabrics as close to that natural state as possible.
Made in the USOur manufacturing facility in Maine is conscientious about being a low-impact production facility. High impact shipping from oversees is minimally reduced to raw materials, as needed. Our cotton is grown in the US (the Carolinas) and we eagerly await domestic linen from flax farms to exist!
Our fibersFrom linen to cotton and dyes to bleaching, we are sure to use all natural fibers and processes. Learn some more about each fiber below!
LinenFlax is planted as a dense crop where the stalks grow and support each other. Not only does this hardy fiber grow without the need of pesticides but it returns nutrients to the ground. Fiber is harvested by pulling the plants and laying them in rows to start the natural process of retting (moisten or soak in order to soften and separate the fibers). The shive (outer protective part of the plant) breaks down in the retting process and the inner fiber goes to the mill for scutching, hackling and wet spinning (separating, combing and spinning in water). The hackling process removes most of the short fibers which leaves the long, line fibers with a silky luster. All of our linen is dew-retted wet spun line fiber. Known as the Noble Fiber, linen has a number of medicinal and holistic benefits, including:
- Cause a more restful night's sleep
- Tolerable for those with allergies