Friday, September 23, 2011

The Autumnal Equinox: Linoto Linen Coverlet and Shams

Linoto quilted linen coverlet in natural oatmeal
Can you feel it? Autumn is in the air. And with it, we are pleased to release a sneak peek of our newest item: A quilted linen coverlet and shams with silk and wool batting.  

Snuggle up under this soft quilted blanket made from 100% natural fibers. 

Like all of our fine products, the Linoto quilted linen coverlet and shams are hand sewn in our workshop in New York City.

Linoto quilted linen coverlet in graphite

So as Autumn begins her breathy chill and the leaves turn to jewel and flame, wrap yourself up in one of our linen blankets. Drink a spiced tea and turn up the music on your stereo. Welcome Autumn in all her glory, with pleasure.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Linoto- at home in the Garment Center!

I am pleased to announce that Linoto has moved our workshop and offices into to a fantastic, sun-drenched new space in the heart of New York City’s garment district. We're minutes from Times Square and The High Line park. In the morning, I commute on my bike through Central Park.  Arriving each morning to a space with plenty of windows and high ceilings is such a joy. I'm very excited about hanging plants to add a bit more joy to the space.

With added machines and a larger cutting table, we will operate more efficiently. This is also a perfect space for photo shoots.  The addition of special drying racks allows us to conserve on electricity by cutting out nearly all of the mechanical drying. The linen sheets are fluffed for only a few minutes then hung over tall racks to finish air drying. This air drying method is the secret to soft, luxurious, linen sheets. 

Here, Edina, works on the same machine she's used for years, but moved in front of a large sunny window on 39th Street. Making large items like linen coverlets and linen duvet covers requires space for cutting, sewing, washing, packing, and storage. Making high-quality, hand-made linens requires a talented and dedicated staff of very skilled artisans who can notice every detail and finish each item with care and precision.

As we move into autumn, I hope you'll celebrate the exciting move for Linoto. I am eternally grateful for all of the wonderful customers who have purchased Linoto linen sheets,  tablecloths, and other beautiful home accessories. Look for our upcoming Linoto blog posts about the fantastic new short film, Be Linen Movie by Benoit Millot. , New linen qualities in pale blue, warm gray, and graphite, as well as a linen coverlet and shams with luscious silk filling!