A New Collection from Volpes
Vintage, by definition, “represents the high quality of a past time”. It brings with it a feeling of luxury and nostalgia. Vintage cotton (also known as washed cotton), is all of this and more − and local linen specialists, Volpes, which has been producing outstanding linen for over 80 years, has brought this latest design innovation into the country, based on top international trends.
Unlike the stiff ‘no give’ feeling that some linen provides, the best part about this luxurious fabric is the lived-in-feel that it imparts. The premium finish is obtained by pre-washing (or stone washing), which both softens the fabric and gives it a casual appeal. To achieve this soft feel, bed linen is washed together with both natural and man-made stones to produce a worn-out appearance to a newly manufactured fabric. The result is a slightly faded fabric colour with a vintage feel.
“Taking care of your stone washed bedlinen is no different to any other linen or home textile,” explains Linen Specialist at Volpes, Estel Grobler. This bedlinen can be machine-washed, line dried or tumble-dried on a low heat, as washed cotton bed linen has a distinctive shabby chic look that comes from its soft texture and light crumples. “For this reason, our laundered cotton bed linen looks and feels great without ironing – natural crumples only add to the beauty and comfort,” she says.
All packaged in a gorgeous bag, choose from various neutral shades such as white, beige, grey and duck egg; any of which form a good base for lovely scatters and bedroom accessories (also available at Volpes). The fabric offers value-for-money and longevity, as the muted colour palette will see you through from summer to winter and beyond.