Soane’s woven designs are made in a 300-year old family mill in the English county of Suffolk. Combining traditional weaving techniques and a deep understanding of antique textiles with the latest loom technology, the weavers with whom Soane works beautifully recreate the feel and quality of the originals on which they are based.
Designed as a ‘plain’, the weave structure of Old Flax replicates the inherent variation and interest of a small bolt of slubby eighteenth-century silk and flax weave, the colour of palest primrose.
Old Flax is made from the fibres of the flax plant, which grows widely in Europe’s mild climates. Flax is considered to have a lower environmental impact than cotton, as it requires less water and fewer chemical inputs.