A Chic ‘Spin’ on Organic Hand-woven Linen
Few fabrics stand the test of time like linen. From its texture and comfort to its versatility and style, linen has been around for thousands of years – and with good reason!
One of the most remarkable things about linen is that it loves water. Unlike most other fabrics, linen actually gets stronger the more you wash it. In fact, it is considered to be one of the most durable natural fibers in the world, so much so that it’s also incorporated when manufacturing paper money to boost its strength! And that’s not all, linen wasn’t just used to manufacture money, it was considered legitimate currency across ancient Egypt. Although linen was woven into its fabric form only by 5,000 BC, its rudimentary form of thread and rope has been around since 30,000 BC – making it the oldest textile in the world, even older than wool.
So how is linen made? It is sourced from a tall reed-like plant called flax, which is left to soak in water until the stem rots and separates from the soft fibers underneath. These fibers are then spun into thread, and eventually woven into a coarse cloth. While modern weaving techniques have made it possible for linen to be made finer and smoother, the unique texture and breathability of hand-woven linen still remains a perennial favorite.
Latha Puttanna’s latest collection of kurtas in organic hand-woven linens focuses on just that – comfort and breathability. Taking comfort chic to the next level, these loose-fitting cuts have been handcrafted for the modern woman who loves all things feminine and ethnic. The kurtas represent the perfect marriage between the organic artistry of linen weavers and the precise detailing of machine-made embroidery. Latha adds her unique touch to this texture-rich fabric by embroidering delicate pastel flowers thus creating simple, chic, and ultra comfortable separates.
Perfect for the extended monsoon, we think! Don’t you?