Traditionally crafted oven mitt made with natural linen with a woven red stripe detail. Hook at one corner. Pre-shrunk.
It takes 1/5 the energy and water to cultivate and process flax into linen fabric. Linen is 40 times more absorbent than cotton and dries faster. It is also lint-free, does not pill, is naturally repellent to mold and moths, gets softer as you use it, is static-free, and hypo-allergenic.
The special qualities of linen are
- Resists moths (you can pass on this fabric as an heirloom!)
- Antiseptic – Linen has been used to cover wounds; resistant to bacteria and fungus
- Lint-free – wipes glassware with no streaks or leftover fibers
Linen should be rolled when stored as it will memorize a crease
The tensile of linen fabric makes it three times stronger than cotton and wool
The more linen is washed, the softer it becomes.
Natural silica in flax fiber protects linen against rotting (that it why mummies that were wrapped in linen are still today protected by their covering!)
Thieffry is a French linen line, family run business since 1837, that is produced in Roubaix near the border of Belgium, also known as the Flanders.
Flax is cultivated in France, Belgium and parts of the Netherlands, then harvested and processed with adherence to tradition and craftsmanship using five times less energy and water than is used to process cotton.
Machine wash at mild temperature, light iron if necessary.
This is a decorative linen product designed to handle low to medium temperatures.
To prevent burns by steam, never use when wet and please be cautious when handling products from the oven or near extreme heat.