One of LINUM’s strengths, when compared to many other options on the market, is its hand-picked range of natural materials. While many suppliers fall back on synthetic fabrics such as polyester, we at LINUM choose to go another route. The silk route.
Alongside our popular cotton velvet and high-quality linen, we also make a handful of products in silk. For example, did you know that the most common type of silk comes from Asia? It is called mulberry silk, and it is made by thousands of silkworms that are fed – you guessed it – mulberry leaves. The silkworms spin cocoons with their thread, which can reach up to four kilometres long. Impressive, to say the least. These cocoons are sorted and their filaments put onto reels, which are then spun to create the desired threads. In relation to its weight, the silk fibre is very strong.
DUPION & SILK.
The SILK and DUPION cushion covers are, fittingly, made of a material known as Dupion silk. It is distinguished by its weave, which pairs a fine warp thread with a slightly more coarse weft thread. The result is a lustrous, crisp silk with a vibrant, mildly irregular surface. Dupion silk is often used for traditional evening or wedding dresses. To retain its vigour and lustre, Dupion silk should always be dry cleaned. After a long trend for matte home textiles, we believe that lustre is on its way back. SILK and DUPION are available in stunning colourways and a number of practical sizes.
SETA is a timeless cushion cover made of a tactile raw silk. This is an exclusive fabric that is difficult to obtain, as few European suppliers are able to source it. The cover is square and is available in two sizes, 40×40 cm and 50×50 cm. It has a beautiful, delicate lustre, and is a perfect partner for other natural materials such as linen and cotton velvet. SETA is available in a range of stunning colours, and is a good choice for sofas or armchairs, or as a dressing for the bed. SETA also has a popular companion in PIRLO, a 50×50 cm cushion cover with crisp, woven stripes that is also made of 100% silk.
PIRLO features monochrome stripes over a creamy raw silk. The cushion cover is available in a number of beautiful colourways, and has a companion in the popular SETA, also made of raw silk. PIRLO is named after the legendary Italian footballer Andrea Pirlo, and alongside LUCCA, CALCIO and more, forms part of a collection inspired by Italy. PIRLO has a very lightweight feel that suits both bedrooms and living rooms. It has a standard size, 50×50 cm, which makes it easy to mix and match.