Here at Maison Brocante we dream of linen…. we love to design our own linen products and work hard to source the finest of pure French and European linen. Linen and grainsack cushions have always been our thing whilst French kitchen linens have also been a staple product in our range. We have recently expanded our linen range to clothing and accessories, including some wonderful linen bags which we think you may like!
As well as our own products we do love to work with traditional French linen Suppliers. Since starting our little linen business we have sought out the most beautiful linens and products from the best of these French linen suppliers – our absolute favourite is of course the wonderful Charvet Editions – one of the last traditional linen manufacturers in France
Charvet Editions has been producing beautiful linens since the nineteenth century. Based in Armentieres in Northern France (known as the ‘Cité de la Toile’, or ‘City of Fabric’ ), Charvet has been at the forefront of linen production for over 100 years and continues to be a purveyor of the finest and most covetable french linen products
Their traditional weaving methods and production of exquisite products in linen and cotton began with the production of French workwear – from Bakers, to butchers, to the sailing industry to railway workers. Today Charvet’s craftsmanship continues to in the form of luxury homewares, including beautiful table and kitchen linens, bedding and bags
Here at Maison Brocante we had the privilege to tour this traditional French linen mill – so fabulous to see true craftsmanship at work, using traditional weaving methods to create the most beautiful French linens – wonderful to witness the process from flax to linen product
Charvet linen is of the most exceptional quality – beautiful textures, weaves, and colours. Their traditional methods include vegetable dyeing – making their linens ecological as well as beautiful
Here at Maison Brocante we adore the Slubby linen totes https://www.maisonbrocante.co.uk/product-category/linen-bags/ – these oversized bags are perfect for shopping or for the beach as they fit absolutely everything including the kitchen sink. If you love slubby linen you will love these stonewashed and vegetable dyed bags – we love the Natural linen for Summer https://www.maisonbrocante.co.uk/shop/amazing-slubby-french-heavy-linen-tote-bag but the Moss Green https://www.maisonbrocante.co.uk/shop/9142/ and Indigo https://www.maisonbrocante.co.uk/shop/french-stonewashed-slubby-linen-bag/ continue to be firm favourites. This ecological linen bag will last forever!
Charvet is also a purveyor of finest French linen teatowels – we adore the Natural bistro stripe teatowels, so slubby and absorbent – these will be available again on our site very soon. Our other favourite and relatively new to our range are the linen ‘Piano’ teatowels, woven rather than printed these bistro stripe teatowels will last forever – there are some beautiful colours but our current favourite is the milk white with it’s gorgeous blue bistro stripe – see what you think! https://www.maisonbrocante.co.uk/shop/french-woven-linen-bistro-teatowel/