Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Linen from 31 Chapel Lane

Cavan-based 31 Chapel Lane began in 2012 to produce a range of products made from 100% natural Irish linen. Simplicity is key with their work, and they employ a really subtle colour palette and minimalist patterns to table cloths, tea towels, napkins, cushion covers and more. Their stock will be ever-changing, as their produce is completely seasonal (so if you spot something you like, be sure to buy it while you can). Pictured above is their Deirdre table cloth, directly below is their Charles tea towel, and scroll to the bottom to see their Abbey Smock Frock - a really simple and stylish garment made (like all of 31 Chapel Lane's items) from durable, natural fabrics sourced from a handful of remaining linen mills and weavers in Ireland, all approved by the Irish Linen Guild. 31 Chapel Lane's work is contemporary, yet with a classic feel, and provides a valuable link to traditional textile production in Ireland, an industry that needs support and nourishment. You'll find some of their work over on Makers & Brothers as well as on their own online shop, be sure to check it out!

Images via 31 Chapel Lane