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Aurelia top

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Gathered top made from lightweight linen cotton fabric in a neutral striped pattern and has a loose silhouette, round neckline and raglan cut, puffy sleeves.

52% cotton and 48% linen, woven in Lithuania

Made in Espoo, Finland. Find more about the maker here.

Description

The Aurelia top is made of cotton linen fabric that is woven in Lithuania. The linen from Lithuania is known for its traditional methods of processing and weaving. Traditional flax is a significant part of Lithuanian heritage.

Linen production is almost zero waste, as flax roots are so long that almost 100% are utilised and leftovers like flax dust can be used for wall insulations. The seeds provide oil for dyes, paint, cosmetics and floor coverings. The by-products of linen production are processed into a pulp used for banknotes or fiberboard. Flax does not require irrigation during growth and needs little or no chemical treatment. Linen fabric is 100% biodegradable and recyclable. The environmental impact of spinning and weaving flax is virtually zero. The extraction of flax fibers is mechanical, so no chemicals are needed in the process. As linen garments are said to get better and softer with age and each wash, having and cherishing a linen garment for a long time is desirable.

The Maker follows a slow fashion philosophy first and foremost. We value quality over quantity and do not follow the outdated seasons of the fashion industry. Instead, we introduce small capsule collections when there is demand and focus on lasting, timeless design, colour and materials. We do not remove items from our collections, because there is no such thing as out of date or out of season for us. Some of our designs may be reintroduced multiple times and stay in our roster for years. We only create things that serve a purpose and add something vital to an individual’s wardrobe. Our clothing is made well so it may last through time, and we give detailed care instructions so that you may care for it the best way possible. We never aim to churn out new designs relentlessly, but only introduce new styles when there is a space that needs to be fulfilled. We do this in the hopes of introducing our customers to a more conscious way of shopping. The Maker is not in a hurry to make clothes fast, but embraces the slow process of well made garments.

Find the rest of The Maker Collection here.

Shipping

Domestic: Packages are delivered within 1-3 days from the order. You can also pick next day delivery. If the product is not currently in stock, it will be made to order and delivered within 14 days.

International: Depending on where you are, your package will be delivered within 7-14 days.

Care Instructions

Wash your linens at max. 40°C and if possible, line dry: it is best for linen and the environment. If using a tumbler, dry on medium heat. Iron with steam on slightly damp linen. Linen shrinks about 5-7% in the wash.

For stains, try the following:

  • Ink: Soak in milk, or in soap-and-ammonia mixture, and rub the spot.
  • Blood: Rinse immediately in cold water.
  • Fruit, coffee, tea and chocolate: Rub with alcohol, white vinegar and ammonia.
  • Candle wax: Scratch off dried wax, absorb residue with blotting paper and warm iron.
  • Greasy Stains: Rub with ammonia.
  • Red Wine: Rub immediately with sparkling water or white wine.

If stains do not disappear, you can try:

  • Soaking the linen in a good washing detergent, or dissolving 3.5 oz. sodium borate in boiling water, then add enough cold water to yield 1½ gallons, and let soak for 1 hour.
  • Never use chlorine bleach which may damage the fibers.

Try a traditional remedy: spread the linen out on a sunny meadow or your back yard for a few days!

We care about our waste! If the garment you have bought from us is no longer suitable for you and you can’t resell or hand it down, we will take the garment back. You can email us at [email protected] and we will give you the address to which it can be sent along with a discount code for the bazaar.

If you love the garment, but it’s broken or stained and you do not know how to fix it yourself, we suggest taking it to a professional seamstress.

Sizing

All measurements in cm.

S: Bust: 96, Waist: 100, Length: 52

L: Bust: 120, Waist: 120, Length: 66

Both models are wearing size S and are 161cm tall.

The Maker

The Aurelia top is made by Zsofia at a small atelier in Espoo founded in 2014.

The Finnish textile industry has always specialised in knitted clothing and the first factories for knitwear were introduced in 1740. In 2008, only about 5,000 people worked in the textile manufacturing industry in Finland, compared to 35,000 in the 60s. It is important for us to support the textile industry to ensure the skills and know how survive.

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