The Yarns We Use

All our yarns are sourced from reputable and responsible supply partners who adhere to the most stringent environmental legislation, regulations and industry best practice.


Cotton is a natural fibre derived from the cotton plant, making it biodegradable and environmentally friendly. It decomposes readily, reducing environmental impact compared to synthetic fibres. Cotton can be easily dyed and blended with other fibres, allowing for a wide range of textures and finishes.

Cotton is grown in various regions around the world, with different climates and soil types influencing its cultivation. The majority of our cotton is grown in India and Pakistan which both have a long history of cotton cultivation and are amongst the top-producing countries in the world.

Due to concerns regarding human rights issues, ethical supply chain concerns and environmental impact, we actively chose not to source cotton from China or Uzbekistan.


All our linen is sourced from northern Europe, specifically France, Belgium and The Netherlands. These are ideal geographical zones due to their high rainfall and rich soil, which uniquely suit the flax plant (the plant which produces the fibres that are spun into linen), resulting in the highest quality flax and linen.

The farming of flax produces no waste at all. All parts of the flax plant are used: the long and short fibres and seeds are made into textiles, paper, varnish, oil, animal fodder and bio-materials. After the plants are harvested, the root remnants fertilise and clean the soil, improving soil productivity for 6 to 7 years. Growing flax requires no additional irrigation, fertilisers, herbicides or pesticides, and therefore, does not pollute rivers or groundwater.


Viscose is used in some of our fabrics, specifically those that are multipurpose for upholstery and drapes. This is a cellulose fibre, like cotton or linen, made from wood pulp from sustainable forests. We only work with viscose suppliers that operate on a closed-loop system, meaning that any chemicals used in the extrusion and regeneration process are recycled and reused in the manufacturing process.


We also use wool in our fabrics and home accessories. The majority of this is sourced from South America. We work with suppliers that source from farms that do not employ the ‘mulesing’ technique – a controversial practice performed on sheep to prevent parasitic infection.

recycled cotton & wool

We also work with recycled cotton and wool; these are fibres that are otherwise waste from the production of fine cottons, recycled from pre and post-consumer waste. All our recycled cotton and wool throws are made from recycled yarns taken from waste created during the spinning process and from old t-shirts and jumpers. These are sourced from a textiles company in Italy that sort unwanted clothing into colours and then wash, shred and spin them into threads to produce fine fabrics. Recycling and reusing otherwise scrap materials means that no dyes are used within this process as well as a reduction in clothing waste being sent to landfill.

Linen flax plants
recycled cotton and wool

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