Janet McNamee is a printmaker and linen lover. She graduated in Fine Art and spent many happy years working in the Irish Linen Museum and the Ulster Folk Museum, giving talks and craft workshops on all aspects of linen production. In 2011 she set up her own print studio with the plan to create a range of durable, colourful, everyday linens with a commitment to craftsmanship and sustainability.
Linen derives from the flax plant; which grows without irrigation or pesticides, and per hectare can capture up to 3.7 tonnes of CO2. Our wildflower linen tea towels are woven in Donegal, and are then dyed and finished in Kells in an eco-mill, powered by 100% renewable energy.
Both the linen and the led-free water based pigments used are GOTS certified, and the tea-towels feature timeless colours and patterns, rather than being trend driven. Linen is a material that gets better with age, with each wash it becomes softer and is actually more absorbent the longer it’s in use, making it an excellent sustainable choice!