Our washed Irish linen comes from Emblem weavers, a family run linen weaving business based in the old Viking town of Wexford on Irelands south east coast set up in 1962. They produce traditional quality Irish linen. Respect for the traditional craft of linen weaving is at the heart of this family business. They have a distinctive flair for colour and love of new expressions of classic forms, making sula and emblem a match made in heaven.

model wearing japan pants sula Linen drawstring pants
washed Irish linen Japan pants

Emblem weavers have a very simple way to wash the linen, using a commercial washing machine and tumble drying it in a commercial drier, the fabric is then rolled ready for shipping. The fabrics arrive at sula pretty much pre-shrunk, to ensure there is absolutely no fear of a garment shrinking we repeat the washing process in the sula studio, air the drying clothes.

Linen is made from the inner stalk fibres of the flax plant Flax is resilient and can grow in poor soil, using far less water in its consumption than cotton. According to the European Confederation of Linen and Hemp, “Across its lifecycle, a linen shirt uses 6.4 litres of water” compared to thousands of litres for a cotton shirt. flax uses 13 times less pesticides than potatoes.

We offer a wide range of garments in washed Irish linen, perfect to keep you cool in warm weather, including our signature easy sunny blouse with three quarter length sleeves and a panel on the front. Sweet and simple Frill hem dress and linen wide leg slouchy mud pants.

Linen is one of the most biodegradable fabrics in fashion history. It’s strong, quick-drying, naturally moth resistant, and made from flax plant fibres, so when un dyed it is fully biodegradable. Linen’s naturally-occurring colours include ivory, ecru, tan, and grey. At sula we call our undyed linen colour ‘natural’ the relaxed fit waist tie Japan pants to the left are shown in this hue.

Linen withstands high temperature and absorbs moisture without holding bacteria. Linen is stronger when wet than dry and becomes softer and more pliable the more it is washed, sula garments made from linen are entirely timeless, the wear making them all the more poetic and beautiful.

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