Main Line Flax
A sustainable take on a well-loved classic
Main Line Flax is a sustainable take on the well-loved and trusted classic Main Line Plus that has sold millions of metres since launch. Made from 70% wool and 30% flax, Main Line Flax continues our world leading progress in the design and manufacture of fabrics made from blends of bast fibre and wool.
A symbol of purity, wild flax has been used in textiles for thousands of years thanks to its strong, long and smooth fibres found inside the stem of the plant. The wool and flax fibres are individually fibre dyed and sent to our own spinning plant to be blended together in different proportions and spun into a 70-30 wool flax blend. The result is beautiful mixture yarns which are woven into interesting solids and cross-colours.
The harmonious colour palette is inspired by the way in which nature combines and cross fertilises colours, sometimes in surprising combinations. Soft neutral undertones of creams, greys and browns, cross other colours like seeds blown by the wind. The colour palette has been designed to be incredibly versatile for the end user. By using a smaller yarn string and combining these yarns cleverly with one another, we have opened up many, many possibilities for creating co-ordinating or contrasting combinations.
The blend of natural wool and flax produces an inherently flame retardant fabric to medium hazard level without chemical post-treatment. Suitable for task or soft seating, the fabric can be used in a myriad of interior schemes.