Irish Linen is synonymous with high quality linen and is widely acknowledged as the finest linen Jacquard weaver in the world.
Linen, made from flax, is quite a rare and prestigious in part fibre because of its high cost. Linen has alot of serious natural advantages, and this is why Linen has become soo popular throughout history
The Thomas Ferguson looms are set up for weaving exclusive linen fabrics for top fashion designers and for exclusive homes. On these same looms, with the same yarns Thomas Ferguson weaves their linen tea towels.
Thomas Ferguson tea towels are not to be underestimated and not to be confused with cheap items from other sources. There is no compromising on quality. It is not often high-quality line yarns are used for weaving tea towels. More often cheaper tow yarns made from the shorter coarser flax fibres are used. Tow yarns are softer and fuzzier, but not as hard wearing.
Linen fabrics, made from the flax fibre, have antimicrobial properties. Therefore, it reduces the growth of microbes including fungi and bacteria. This makes it ideal for use in the kitchen and handling food.
Flax fibre is one of the strongest vegetable fibres, and it gets stronger when wet. It is a cellulose polymer, and its structure is highly crystalline, making it hard, strong, crisp, and stiff to the handle.
Flax fibres can be up to 100 cm in length, and the fibres run the entire length of the stem and help hold it upright. Flax fibre absorbs and release water quickly, and the long fibres avoid streaks and lint. All these fibre properties being ideal for making tea towels.
Thomas Ferguson linen tea towels are wash finished to soften the linen and shrink it so there is minimal shrinkage for the customer.
Thomas Ferguson linen tea towels are designed, woven, cut, and sewn in Banbridge, Northern Ireland. They are ethically produced, and linen is one of the most sustainable fabrics.
Thomas Ferguson tea towels carry the Irish linen brand or Made in Ireland woven in the centre stripe. For realistic minimums, usually 42 units, customers own print can be woven into the centre stripe.
Now that we are rolling around to Christmas 2020, it becomes the time of year where you spend time with your closest family and friends and especially of all, giving and receiving presents!
This year, we have decided to create something different for all of our lovers of linen and help them get in the Christmas spirit, especially in this new normal we are all living in.
This year, we have produced Christmas Tea Towels in a range of designs and colours made from high quality Marshmallow linen, double layered, giving a beautiful Marshmallow puffy look and feel.