Our Linen Sweater is an essential spring and summer layer. It is lightweight and cooling, and features beautiful ribbing details at the shoulders and cuffs. Made from the finest linen grown in Belgium—one of the few places with the perfect environment for the flax plant to flourish—the fabric was then spun and dyed in Italy, and then knit in California. With one of the smallest carbon footprints of any fiber, an elegant texture, plus breathability, linen makes warm summer nights and cool spring mornings that much better.Discover our process
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- 100% Linen grown in Belgium
- Spun and dyed in Italy
- Knit in California
- Machine wash cold or hand wash and lay flat to dry
- Model is 5'11 and is wearing a size small
Made in the U.S.A.
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Farming | Belgium
The linen comes from flax grown in Belgium, where for centuries this fast growing, beautiful plant has been sown and made into the finest fabric. Linen is one of the most sustainable, natural fibers because growing the flax requires no irrigation and very little chemical treatment. Once grown, the flax is pulled from the soil and left in the field from anywhere between two weeks and three months. This process, called “retting,” allows the microorganisms, which is in the dirt to break down the thick stems of the flax plant. The linen is certified through the Masters of Linen organization. This certification ensures that, first, at least 98% of extracted linen fibers must be of EU origin and dew-retted, and second, that 100% of the linen production process is done in Europe, by requiring total traceability in every stage of linen production. Compliance with certification requirements is verified through an annual audit to ensure quality, labor and environmental safety standards.
Spinning and Dying | Italy
The flax is brought to Bergamo, Italy, a city at the foothills of the Mergamo Alps, where it is spun into the linen fabric. The linen is then dyed in nearby Milan in an Oeko-Tex certified facility. This certification ensures that no harmful chemicals were used in the dying process, which is safer for their employees, reduces pollution, and ensures our linen shirt is clean and pure when you put it on.
Knitting | California
Once we have our linen fabric, it is brought to Commerce, California to Ball of Cotton—a family run company, and one of the last remaining high-end knitters in the country. Here our sweaters are knit into the perfect weight sweaters that are breathable, soft, and versatile.