Linens Freshly Printed

March 23, 2011

 

Freshly Printed Tea-towels / $25

The history of linen reads like the history of humankind. What other natural fibre can claim to have wrapped both the mummified remains of the Pharaoh Ramses II and writer Tom Wolfe?

Made from flax, a versatile grain that grows in poor soil, linen’s been one of the most versatile and intriguing natural fiber that keeps reinventing itself over and over again.

Reinvention is a bit of a philosophy at Freshly Printed.

A Toronto company founded by OCAD classmates Jen Kneulman and Lauren Hunter in 2009, these graduates of the Fibre program, pooled their resources to create a green company that not only rejects the toxic methods of the industrial textile industry but works diligently towards creating a totally sustainable product.

Using hemp and organic linen, Freshly Printed’s primary dyestuff is made from black walnut processed in-house and gathered locally. With hand drawings of nostalgic cottage imagery, their tea towels and aprons give a nod to that era of large family gatherings at the cottage, and reminds us of the simpler things in life we love.

(Freshly Printed aprons, $45)

Available through Creative Genius:

The Centre Shop @ Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON
M5J 2G8

 


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