Materials Linen

linen hemp spool

Linen is highly absorbent, quick-drying, and durable. It is a natural fiber that has been used since ancient times in Japan, where summers are hot and humid.

It absorbs water well and dries quickly, so it can be used not only around the house, but also on the go or when traveling. Due to its high durability, it has been passed down from generation to generation, and has been used as a fabric for various hard-use businesses such as hotels.

It becomes soft to the touch every time you use it, and it is also a big attraction that you can enjoy the change. You can use it casually by washing it. At PINT, we are particularly particular about the quality and feel of the material. Please take it in your hand and feel the texture of the fabric.


Linen weave in Japan

Japanese craftsmen weave high-quality threads that are also used for collection brands. The fabric is woven at a slow pace of 1 to 2 meters per hour on an old loom called a "shuttle loom" and has a unique texture.

linen weaving factory

It features a wide range of yarns and fabrics, such as delicate stole fabrics, thick canvas-like fabrics, organic linen woven with rare threads, denim linen, etc.

The craftsmen that PINT works with are machine manufacturers in the Omi region. Dyeing is also done within the production area, and the fabric is woven using the traditional "yarn dyeing" method in which the yarn is dyed at the stage of production. The three-dimensional effect and color that come out by weaving dyed threads has a beauty that is different from printing and piece-dyeing.

[Type of fabric]

20-count two-ply yarn, thickest fabric (linen canvas)

A fabric woven with ultra-high density using two-ply yarn of 20 count thick yarn. It's thick like cotton canvas, but it's all linen.

It is a very rare fabric that cannot be thought of as linen, and is very durable, so it is used for bags. As you use and wash it, it will soon become soft and tasteful.

Products made of linen canvas fabric

25th thick fabric (shuttle linen 25HD fabric)

linen kitchen cloth shuttle weave

It is a fabric woven with super high density with a slightly thick thread of 25 count, which is used for kitchen cloths and multi-cloths. The water absorbency is amazing because it uses several times more thread than a typical linen kitchen cloth. It works especially well around water.

Although the fabric is just taken off the loom, it has a tension that makes it look as if it has been glued. As you use and wash it, it will soon become soft and tasteful.

Shuttle linen 25HD fabric product

No. 40 medium weight fabric (wide width: sheet fabric)

Quite rare domestically woven 100% linen ultra-wide 160cm fabric. I use it for sheets. A fabric designed for bedding and woven only once a year. It is becoming difficult to continue production year by year, and the future procurement situation is undecided.

Like a bedding project, it has a whiteness that is not found in other fabrics handled by PINT. It is a fabric with a royal atmosphere as a linen sheet.

Product of linen sheet cloth

40th medium weight fabric (organic linen)

Fabric used for tablecloths and curtains. The fabric is also used for apparel, so it has a soft finish and is thick enough to be opaque, yet has a soft and smooth texture.

Fabric made from 100% rare organic linen thread. Not only is it organic, but the quality of the spinning is also very good. Although it is a general medium weight linen fabric, the difference is the quality of the fabric that you can feel.

40th medium weight organic linen fabric product

60 count thin cloth

It is a fine count thread of 60 count, and it is a thick fabric used for apparel shirts. All of the handkerchiefs are made of organic linen, but this thin linen is used to make furoshiki.

All products are dyed with real indigo and vegetable dyes after the product is completed. The thickness is almost the same as organic linen fabric. It's not organic, but it's a good quality fabric with very finely spun yarns used in luxury apparel.

60 count thin linen fabric product

100th thinnest fabric

100th linen stole

Stole fabric woven with ultra-fine 100 count thread. It takes a lot of skill to weave 100 count, which is very easy to cut. When it comes to linen stole fabric, many people think of a thin fabric like gauze, but it is woven with plenty of thread and has a smooth texture.

It is also used in collection brands, and it is a fabric that can be said to be the highest class in linen stoles. All products are dyed with real indigo and vegetable dyes after the product is completed.

*The 100 count fabric is currently discontinued due to the quality of the thread raw material.

[Cleaning method]

The charm of linen is that its texture changes and grows as it is used. Even if it's hard at first, it will soften up after a few uses and washings. The fabrics and products handled by PINT are not glued, so the original softness of the linen material comes out immediately.

In addition, kitchen cloths are woven with plenty of threads, so they are not only soft, but also have a firm and supple texture.

Linen is one of the strongest natural fibers, especially when wet. Since it is a plain weave, it does not get caught during washing, so you can wash it like normal clothes without worrying about it.

[Precautions for handling]

・Avoid using a dryer as it may cause shrinkage or wrinkles that cannot be removed.

・When ironing, do not use a high temperature to prevent damage to the fabric.

・We recommend hand-washing products such as bags that have many sewn parts, and 100 count stoles with very thin thread. Please refer to each product page.

・For washing of dyed items, please refer to each product page.

When drying, pull the fabric straight to prevent it from wrinkling, and it will dry cleanly.

Of course, linen can be ironed to give it a crisp texture, but for everyday use, you can use it as it is without ironing. It is a material that can be used every day, not for special occasions. I would be happy if you could use it a lot without hesitation.

Depending on the sewing and dyeing of the product, there are various handling and care methods. Please see each product page for detailed care instructions.