What is a tubular knitting machine

linen

Here at Wrap, linen is one of our favorite natural fabrics for warmer days. Our linen models are indispensable for summer and beyond.

advantages

Linen is one of the strongest natural fibers. Our super fine linen knitwear is spun from fibers found in the stems of flax plants. They are light and breathable and have a wonderful natural drape. Our linen range is full of basic items such as our popular linen T-shirts through to beautiful summer dresses in bright colors.

maintenance

Please wash our linen products at 30 ° C. We recommend pulling the garment into shape after washing and then drying it flat. This will prevent wrinkles from forming and will keep your garment in the desired shape. We do not recommend tumble drying, dry cleaning or bleaching of our linen items.

Do you use organic linen?

The short answer is that the linen fabrics we use are not certified organic. However, our linen items are a good choice from an ecological point of view. The linen we use is made from French flax.

The flax plant is very resilient and thrives in the climate of northern France, so that although it is not certified as organic, its cultivation is almost organic with minimal use of fertilizers and pesticides. When assessing the environmental impact of clothing, only a small part of the process takes into account whether the fabric is organically grown or not.

More important are things like the amount of water and energy used in growing the fibers and then processing them. In this regard, linen scores very well, especially when compared to cotton, which requires a lot of water to grow.

According to the EEuropean Confederation for Linen and Hemp In Europe, 250,000 tons of CO2 are acquired annually through the cultivation of flax. Buying a linen shirt instead of a cotton shirt saves 19 liters of water.

What is the difference between 100% linen and 100% linen jersey?

Part of the problem is the different words we use in England and America. In England we call knitted fabrics that are cut and sewn, usually used to make T-shirts, "Jersey" (the tubular knitting machines were invented on the island of Jersey, hence the name). In America they are simply called rope.

To make matters even more confusing, we use the term “knitwear” to refer to garments made by knitting pieces that are joined together to make the garment. However, in America they are called sweaters. When it comes to linen, we have a wide range of woven linen fabrics. Since it is very common to weave linen, we have always only referred to this as 100% linen.

                     

Although it is knitted, the fabric is perfect for warm weather. It's a light and airy fabric. What we like about the linen knit compared to a more normal cotton knit is that the fabric falls more flatteringly. It's a good choice for t-shirts, as well as tank tops that can be worn under sweaters or woven tops.

In terms of jersey or knitwear, it is less common to use linen, most knitwear is made of cotton or cotton blends. We started making knitted linen garments back in 2007. At the time, this was completely new to the market. To emphasize that this fabric is different from the woven linen, we refer to it as 100% linen jersey or sometimes linen knit.