The key to choosing a great gift is to find an item that will never go out of style and improves with age. So when looking for that ideal wedding, anniversary or special gift, look no further than FRANCIS M., purveyors of the finest Irish linen.
This noble fabric fills the linen presses of The Sultan of Brunei, the Imperial Court of Japan and Buckingham Palace who appreciate the enduring caress of “the rich wrinkle” – always an insider signal of good taste among the cognoscenti. While luxury cotton bedding usually lasts about three years before showing signs of wear and needing to be replaced, Irish linen is only starting to blossom. It becomes softer with each laundering with a gossamer silky smooth touch and can be passed on to the younger generations as an heirloom.
Although linen is manufactured in other parts of the world, the fineness of the woven cloth that is still achievable by Irish weavers and spinners today makes FRANCIS M. bedding exceptional. Their philosophy is the simpler the design, the more exacting the craft. They eschew unnecessary swirls and flourishes in favour of a restrained simplicity that is elegant, appropriately traditional, timeless and loved by their discerning clientele.
The finely and evenly woven linen bedding is tensile strong and durable. It increases in strength when wet, allowing it to stand up to repeated laundering even at boil temperatures. A wise and genteel investment.
Bedding: Traditional Hemstitch Flat Sheet (pair) £1,279.26 – £3,082.24; Traditional Pillow Case/Sham (pair) £300.50 – £575.24; Duvet Cover £1,365.11 – £3,391.32
Bath: Huckaback Bath or Hand Towel (pair) £167.42 – £420.70
Kitchen: Irish Linen Tea Towel (set of three) / Utility Cloth £81.56
Napkins: Cocktail napkins (set of four) £92.72; Dinner napkins (set of four) £135.65
24th January 2017 – Contact Alexandra Pinhorn or +44 (0) 7515 283 040
About: FRANCIS M., purveyors of the finest Irish household linens. Taking inspiration from the long history of linen making on the Emerald Isle, FRANCIS M. works with handpicked artisans who make linen in the traditional manner. Their collections are authentic, luxuriously useful, styled on the side of utilitarian simplicity and are intended to become heritage items, used and cherished for years to come.
FRANCIS M. offers two bedding weights based on the degree of gossamer delicacy of the woven fabric – the finest is very suitable for warm summers and tropical climates. For products, pricing and purchasing, please click the website.