All about our Belgian Linen


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We traveled to Belgium and visited this Belgium's largest and oldest 5-generation family managed linen producer in Meulebeke, Belgium. It is the world's finest mill that we source our Belgian Linen fabric - Antwerp and Spa collections from. 

Why is Belgian Linen?

Growing condition

The best flax comes from Belgium, Holland, and France as the region's soil characteristics are particularly suited for growing flax, with sea wind contributing the required moisture and temperature. 

Strong, long & clean fibers are used to spin the best quality yarn for weaving a top-quality fabric.

Weaving - quality control

All the linen are woven at the facility that dates back to 1904. All steps of production are computer monitored and integrated into quality control systems.

  • Before weaving : linen yarns are examined for strength, evenness and pliancy
  • After weaving : loomstate fabric is examined & mended
  • After finishing : finished fabric is mended a 2nd time & tested towards internal standards (shrinkage, seam slippage, color matching, etc.)

belgian linen loom

Belgian Linen quality label

The Belgian Linen quality label is an internationally recognized trademark, known around the world as the finest available, that applies only to linen fabrics woven and finished with certified Belgian manufacturers.

Master of Linen label

The Master of Linen label is a registered international trademark of excellence for Western European linen production only.

belgian linen logo

 

How is Linen made?

Linen is made of flax fibers. The growing cycle of flax is short, with only 100 days between sowing and harvesting. Each flax plant blooms for one day only. 

Harvesting: The flax is uprooted to preserve the full potential of each plant. 

Drying: The flax is stacked in hedges to dry. The seeds are removed once dried. 

Retting and turining: The flax is exposed to moisture to break down, the fibers then are bound together and turn into strands of golden glow fibers.

Stripping and combing: This process separates the longer fibers (to create the finest linen yarn) and shorter fibers(to create coarser yarns)

Spinning: The process draws out the fibers into sinuous strands and then plied together on spinning looms.

Weaving, bleaching and dyeing: The looms are monitored by a central computer to ensure quality. After bleaching and dyeing, fabrics get various treatments e.g. laundered, fire-resistant e.g. 

 





Verified Customer Reviews

06/20/2024
Wanted to say thankyou for your support in choosing the right curtains for our sliding doors. The free swatches sent were very helpful, as is your website and customer service. We are very happy with our curtains and the 90% block lining works great.
Bryan H.
05/21/2024
We have a south facing window. It’s hot and bright in the summer. We wanted something a little heavier in fabric selection because we live on a busy street heading into town to cut down on traffic noise.The fabric is soft and offers insulation. They lay beautifully across our big window while closed. When tucked back they disappear while stacked neatly into the wall. It’s everything we were looking for. We paired it with a Kirsch Designer Estate Motorized rod. I was apprehensive and Justin answered all the questions I had making it easier to understand how the curtains would work on my rod and with fabrics. Delivered in less than 2 weeks! They were packed properly and ready to hang. I grew up with my mom in the flooring industry. I’ve always wanted a home that had designer features without having a Hollywood budget I didn’t think it was possible to get that look until I found Loft Curtains! Woohoo! In the day, night and before photos included.
Erica B.
05/02/2024
The whole experience exceeded expectations. The final product is of excellent quality,the curtain weighs 31 lbs!.
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