An Irish linen
The linen used here is a linen that is sourced from linen producers in Ireland. Linen, which comes from the flax plant, is known for absorbing moisture, for regulating body temperature and for being three times as strong as cotton. Each hectare of flax absorbs 3.7 tonnes of CO2, and in Ireland can grow with rain fall alone.
A heritage mill
The mill used to create the linen fabric is the last full-service linen mill in Ireland, known for its top quality dyeing and finishing: Baird McNutt, who’s history in the industry dates back over 220 years. This mill has rigorous procedures to never compromise on texture and finishing. All chemicals and dyestuff used comply with the European REACH legislation. The least possible amount of water, dye and energy are used. The mill is also testing Bio LPG as renewable energy. The linen fabric weighs 260 gsm and is open weave to ensure breathability in warm temps.
Partly handmade in Melbourne
The fabric is then sent over to Informale's atelier in Melbourne, where artisans cut the fabric by hand and sew the drawstring trousers together. Interesting detail is the double pleat to ensure extreme comfort