Rough Linen began ten years ago as a kitchen table start-up, based on our family history with linen and a love of linen’s qualities and heritage. The company’s growth was, and still is, organic, driven not by venture capital or the need for a quick return. With us, it’s personal.Read the story >
By producing 97% locally, in California, we reduce our carbon footprint and support the local economy.
We are devoted to Ethical Manufacturing practices for our sewers: flexible hours, natural light, safe working conditions, fair wages, benefits and medical coverage.
We practice small-scale, agile production so we can respond quickly to demand, avoiding large overseas production runs which can lead to greater waste. This can mean delays on popular items so please bear with us—we are sewing as fast as we can!
Over half fabric’s carbon footprint comes from aftercare. Loving and taking care of everything in your closet can significantly reduce the climate impact of your purchases. We suggest cold water wash, minimum detergent, and some natural drying (when possible), and finishing with a short tumble to release the texture.Read About Linen Care >
We like to do our part in supporting our community and charitable organizations, and we regularly support local teachers, crafters, events and causes. We enthusiastically collaborate with local organizations like Bay Area Made supporting local makers, hosting holiday markets and helping to get the word out about these events. We get a lot of fun out of hosting collaborative workshops teaching skills like floral design, simple sewing and embroidering.
In support of our community, we are making and donating masks for Kaiser Permanente staff and first responders while California is in lockdown.Masks for Covid-19 >