Hugo is one of our thickest, strongest linens. It has an even texture and holds its shape well, so it’s an obvious choice for curtains and upholstery such as armchairs and sofas where a durable, long-lasting material is needed for everyday use. Because of its plain weave and subtle colourways, it’s also a textile that will stand the test of time on your furnishings.
Design & engineering
Hugo is made from 100% linen and has an even weave with a few slubs to give the fabric a tactile finish. This result is achieved through the combination of dry- and wet-spinning, where the long fibres are smoothed out with water to produce a uniform texture and the other dry fibres are slightly less refined to give it a rustic feel. The yarns are also twisted together to give the material strength that’s designed to last.
Each of Hugo’s warm shades are yarn dyed which means that each thread is coloured before it’s woven to give greater tonal depth and character. This colour is Mustard – it’s bolder than most of our other hues, but this means you can either play up the brightness or tone it down with neutrals.
Doing the right thing
Hugo has a high rub count score which means it is suitable for everyday use (this is the number of times the fabric can be rubbed before the abrasion begins to break the yarn). So, it’s a fabric which will wear well over the years. It’s also made from 100% linen; flax is a renewable resource that has a limited impact on the environment due to its longevity.