Designed & hand made in Cape Town SA. The Loosely fitted non-european® TRENDY TEE is our everyday go-to top for ladies who want to look good and feel comfortable.
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85% Rayon 15% Linen
What is Rayon? [read more]
Rayon Fabric is made from artificial silk and not classified as either entirely synthetic or entirely natural since it is made from highly processed plant materials.
‘We often choose to work with Rayon because… [read more]
Rayon is a great option if you are looking for a lightweight material with a nice drape, a lustrous finish, and a soft feel that is easy to dye. We love it because it conveys luxury at a slightly lower price point.’
As a plant-based fibre, Rayon is not inherently toxic or polluting. Unlike polyester, Rayon is highly absorbent & highly breathable – ideal for cool summer dresses & high-quality jerseys where breathability is essential for ease. Rayon also prevents sweat marks on your shirt by absorbing it into tiny micropores in the fibres themselves – locking it away.
What is Linen? [read more]
Linen is a Natural, cellulosic fibre made from the stem of the flax plant, one of the oldest plants and oldest textiles in human history.
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“The stiffer yarn with natural slubs offers the finished garment a unique rich texture that adds dimension to any outfit. The fabric itself is also more lustrous (brighter & slightly silky) and dyes very well. And it is famous for its antibacterial properties.”
Linen is highly absorbent and dries quickly wicking moisture away from your skin – offering exceptional breathability.
Constructed out of hollow fibres, linen acts as a natural insulator – keeping you cool in the summertime and warm in the dead of winter.
The strong flax fibres also make it extremely durable and more winter ready.
Linen softens the more it is used and washed and can last decades when cared for correctly.
How to care for my Rayon Linen garment? [read more]
‘Clothes made of Rayon Linen can be washed in temperatures of up to 40° C – but since it is a natural fabric, it does tends to shrink at high temperatures. We recommend you strictly follow the washing temperature as indicated on the wash care label inside the product.
Do not tumble dry Rayon Linen – it dries very quickly. We recommend shaking the wrinkles out & hanging it out to dry.’
Does Rayon Linen shrink & bleed colour? [read more]
‘As it is a natural fabric – you should expect your Rayon Linen garment to shrink a bit during the first wash. If you follow the specific garment’s wash care instructions, you should not have any problems.’
Why are Rayon Linen clothing so expensive? [read more]
‘Linen is expensive because harvesting linen and turning it into fibre is a much longer and more difficult process than with other fabrics. Unlike other plants, the flax plant cannot be mowed, but must be pulled up by the roots.
Furthermore, the inelasticity of the strong flax fibre causes it to break easily in the production process pushing production costs up.’
‘Rayon is also no longer a cheap fabric as it is imported & subject to large duties, so clothes made from it can sometimes cost more than linen or cotton.’