There was never any question of outsourcing our sewing as Rough Linen grew - after all, I started in classic fashion by sewing on my dining table. No, our workroom is right here in Marin County, close to the water, with lavender, lemons and tomatoes growing outside, natural light and fresh air.
Our stitching is simple - it is virtually all straight lines, but that is the point: straightlines. We cut each item separately, not in a stack, because I think it is crucial to cut on the grain. Who hasn't had even a 'good' T shirt which was cut skewed?
We use smaller stitches than most, stronger and more pleasing to the eye. All our materials are plain, simple and good, chosen for function, not economy. Even our wrapping is tissue and ribbon, no plastic. My linen likes to breathe!
So what does it mean to you?