Homefrocks seeks to use textiles that are both beautiful & timeless. natural linen fits both these criteria perfectly. As a fabric, linen has been found as clothing inside burial plots dating back to 7,000 BC. Ancient Egyptian pharaohs lie embalmed in swaths of linen. In the Bible, the book of Joshua carefully describes the process of soaking flax & laying it out to dry, an essential step in transforming the plant fibers into a weavable, wearable textile. Linen has taken another popular role in the past few hundred years — stretched as a canvas for artists to apply swaths of oil paint. It is this durability as a canvas that lends linen its archival quality.
Linen's lasting popularity lies in this & durability, & in its versatility. while elegant & light to the eye. It can take a lot of use & wear, so it's a perfect addiction for many closets that contain various seasons within them. In warmer months, the fabric absorbs sweat & dries quickly in the sun. Come late fall, winter, or early spring, linens are conducive to layering.
In its raw state, linen is the color of stone. this is a color — minimal and easygoing — that lends itself naturally to many of homefrocks' designs. It is romantic & clean without needing a capital R, like a woman walking to the morning market with no makeup on, effortlessly chic. However, the textile can be easily dyed to suit a variety of moods and seasons, & can take on a more formal tone depending on the hue.
Our linen is sourced directly from flax growers who then separate and process the fibers for us to create a unique textile. The linen is highly sustainable. It will begin to decompose in the ground in a matter of weeks. When not dyed, the textile is fully biodegradable. While most of us are not looking to bury our closets in the dirt, it's nice to know that what you're putting against your skin is a natural extension of the environment around you, & can easily thread back into it.