Chloe is made from 100% natural Belgian flax fibres – it’s one of our heavier linens that’s incredibly soft and breathable. Once woven, the thick fabric is gently stonewashed: a traditional process that involves tumbling it with pumice stones to give it a worn-in, almost brushed finish. This makes it supple and smooth which is ideal for upholstery and cushions, and it drapes beautifully, so it’s a favourite for curtains and blinds too.
Design & engineering
Chloe is transformed from flax to fabric in Belgium – one of a few countries which has an ideal climate for cultivating the world’s finest linen. As such, the material carries the Belgian Linen label, a quality trademark which guarantees it’s woven in Belgium with at least 85% natural flax fibres (or, in Chloe’s case, 100%). And, it also has the Masters of Linen label, a seal of excellence which certifies that it's been made in Europe and meets high quality standards. You can find more information on Chloe's production story here.
Chloe’s woven base cloth uses dyes that are approved by REACH, an organisation which regulates the use of harmful chemicals to minimise environmental impact. The fabric is then stonewashed, which takes some of the dye out of the fabric to give it that much-loved characterful look. The fabric comes in subtle shades – this one’s Ash, a pale grey that leans towards blue and goes well with our Nordic paint palette.
Doing the right thing
Not only is this biodegradable fabric made in a carbon neutral weaving mill, our supplier also ensures that all parts of the flax plant are used during production. The shives (fragments that break off inside the plant stems during flax extraction) are used for animal bedding or chipboard, while the long and highest-quality short fibres are used for textiles like our Chloe linen. The fabric also meets OEKO-TEX standard 100, a label exclusively applied to textiles that have been tested and found free of harmful substances.