Find out why quality linen fabric from Ulster Linen is the MOST luxurious Linen available today.
We break down the key factors to set Ulster Linen apart from the rest.
What Makes Quality Linen Fabric?
1) The Flax
The quality of linen fabric is first determined by the quality of the flax used.
The best and top rated flax is that which has been grown under ideal conditions: suitable soil, the correct climate and the under the expertise of experienced flax growers whose prime concern is quality. All our flax is grown in France or Belgium, which are considered to be the top flax source in the world.
2) The Yarns
The next influencing factor is the quality of the yarns chosen. Most of Ulster Linen’s yarns are sourced in France where standards are very high. The flax is always carefully examined and assessed by the spinner for strength, uniformity, color and other qualities that may affect its performance when processed. A good yarn produces a product that is less linty and will also be much more durable.
3) The Weaving
A consistent quality of weaving. Our weavers follow high standard and practices that create consistency. They use modern looms that can address varying factors in a natural yarn – weaving to the proper count to achieve the correct weight and characteristics.
4) The Finishing
Proper finishing to bring out the quality of the cloth. Ulster Linen insists on finishing that achieves the look our customers desire. Because of this, Ulster Linen’s finished linen is renowned for its for stability and durability, and why it is used in very high-end fashion products.
Why Choose Ulster Linen Above “the other guys”?
There is always a way to make a product faster and cheaper, but what does that mean for the quality of the product? In many cases, and especially with linen, some short cuts taken in the process can destroy the essential quality of linen. That’s why at Ulster Linen we continue to do things the right way, the better way. We want all that we produce to be the best it can be, even if that means taking our time to get it done right.
Ulster’s quality linen fabric is stocked in the US, which means that we have brought in the best product to be within arms reach for whenever you are in need. No need to wrestle with big shipping costs and deal with customs, we have sorted that all out for you.
What does this mean from a manufacturing perspective?
It is important to have high quality linen for a few reasons: A less linty fabric means less problems – for example, a “linty” linen for printers often means clogged printer heads. For fabric workrooms, it means amassing a huge amount of lint in their sewing equipment, as well as in the surrounding air. Many printers and workrooms request Ulster Linen fabric because they know they will be working with good linen that will ensure smooth, problem free project completion. They also request it because they know they will get a product that will hold up to whatever handling and manipulation they need to put it through to get their desired design output.
What does this mean from a consumer perspective?
Most importantly is what high quality means from a consumer’s perspective. Using a quality linen means a beautiful finished product that will have a long lifespan. Investing in a product that will maintain its intended use is not only economically wise, but environmentally conscientious. It also means those cherished products made from Ulster Linen can be passed down rather than disposed of. High quality linen products will also perform better: for example, high quality linen draperies and sheets means less lint in the air so homes will have less dust (and who doesn’t want to do less dusting!). It means towels made for drying will leave stem ware shiny and clear, without leaving behind streaks and lint. High quality linen can also be washed time and time again, each time getting softer.
Ulster Linen’s consistent high quality is the reason is it asked for by name time and time again. Whether you are a manufacturer, crafter, historic reproduction company, designer or consumer, Ulster Linen fabrics is the best choice for your project’s needs.
Do you have more questions about quality linen and how to tell the difference? We are here to answer your questions and would love to get you a sample so you can see the difference for yourself! Being a 4th generation business, Ulster Linen has immense linen knowledge and history that has been passed down through the years. It is because of this reason that we are the US top provider for quality linen, specializing in a truly superior product.
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