Wax Atelier

Hand dipped candles and waxed linen food wraps made in East London by Wax Atelier. Naturally coloured and made in small batches using traditional candle-making techniques.

Wax Atelier Linen Food Wraps

€30.00
Weld/Oak Gall/Madder
Size: One Size

Hand-waxed linen, naturally dyed by hand using madder, weld and oak gall. A resourceful, plastic-free way to cover up food and leftovers, keeping them fresh and hygienic in the fridge or cupboard. The waxy coating on the fabric creates a breathable and antibacterial layer, effectively preserving food for longer. Dyed in small batches in East London by Wax Atelier. Each set comes with 3 convenient wrap sizes, all varying slightly in shade and tone. Wax Atelier have a cooperative working model, an initiative that supports members of the local community, providing mentorship and employment whilst keeping the skills of traditional wax candle-making alive.

Details

Wipe clean.
Linen, beeswax.
Made in the UK.
Large 36 x 25cm, medium 25 x 18cm, small 18 x 18cm.
Read more about Lola Lely and Yesenia Thibault-Picazo of Wax Atelier.

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Linen Care Guide

Linen is made from the durable fibres of flax plants. One of the strongest fibres in existence, flax naturally resists bacteria and is very hardwearing. The Ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians were the first to develop linen. It was initially reserved for the wealthy, because of the labour-intensive process of growing the crop, combined with the skill required to weave it. It was often left at its natural oatmeal colour or bleached white.

The flax plant today is mainly grown in Northern France and Belgium, and every part of the plant is used in production, down to the seeds and oils. Due to its biodegradable qualities, linen is favoured by many for its low impact on the environment. At TOAST, we like linen for its crumpled, worn-in feel, its light weight and coolness during summer months.

How to wash

Linen is a strong fabric that becomes softer with wear and wash. Most linen can be washed in the machine, but finer linen might require handwashing.

Always wash your linen inside out to prevent the surface fibres from breaking. Wash at 30 degrees or on a cool setting.

Linen is a very absorbent fabric, so for a better wash try not to fill the machine too full, to allow your garments to soak up the water properly.

How to dry & store

Avoid tumble-drying your linen. We suggest line drying your linen on a hanger, as soon as you can after washing. Reshape and iron your garment inside out and whilst damp - both of which will reducing creasing.

Be careful of pressing around creases and seams with the iron as this can weaken the fabric, and avoid extremely high temperatures, as this can scorch linen fibres.