John England is often asked what fibres are used in the fabric ranges.
The company currently specialise in flax linen fabrics. However, also sell fabrics woven with linen warps, and weft yarns made from other fibres. These include hemp, cotton, wool, polyamide, polyester, and nylon.
The company is rapidly growing its use of hemp yarns, and the new range of hemp fabrics is named the ‘hempy’ range
Various fibres have been added added to enhance the linen and introduce different properties to the fabrics. These properties are physical, aesthetic and organoleptic. They include increased rub resistance for upholstery fabrics, different handles, properties, drapes and appearances to the linens for fashion and home use.
It is important to design, or engineer, fabrics for specific end-uses. As well as the weave construction, the selection of the fibre is a very important part of this process.
Yarns made from fibres such as 100% cotton or 100% hemp, are used. Subject to minimums; at least 1000m.