This apron is handmade in Lithuania by Linen Tales, a family-owned company keeping the important cultural and agricultural tradition of natural linen alive.
From the garden to the kitchen and back again, with the Gathering Apron, you can comfortably go about your work on the homestead seamlessly without worrying about keeping your clothes tidy. The cross-back design covers you and the thick 100% linen fabric will stand up to all your daily chores. There are no straps or ties to get caught and the loose overhead design allows for full freedom of movement. We love the dual pockets for garden gathering, egg collecting, and for the kitchen tools that you need close by.
Width: 114 cm / 45 inch
Length: 85 cm / 33.5 inch
- Prewashed and preshrunk
- 100% Heavyweight European linen (245 g/m2)
- Easy care: suitable for gentle machine washing in dirt-friendly colors
FROM THE MAKERS:
In ancient Lithuania, countryside and agricultural work were in a harmonious relationship. Flax cultivation, which requires five times more effort than most grains, was one of the main areas of work. Growing flax was a communal process in which the work had to be shared by everyone. However, Lithuanians highly valued flax due to it being strong both as material and medicine; as a result myths, games, fairy tales, and songs were made based on the cycles of flax cultivation and processing.
The beginning and end of the work as well as the most important events of flax cultivation were also marked with big celebrations. It was common to pass linen clothing and home linen pieces from generation to generation as heirloom. In Lithuania it is difficult to imagine any kind of important celebration without linen – let it be matchmaking, marriage, baptism, or other family celebrations. Lithuanians decorated their houses with linen, and it was the most popular choice of gift for important occasions.
SUSTAINABILITY. Known as the world’s strongest natural fiber, linen is highly resistant to abrasion and less prone to wearing and tearing. So you can enjoy your favorite linen pieces for many years without the need to replace them after a couple of washes.
BREATHABILITY. Because of hollow fibers and loose weaves, air can easily flow through the fabric, meaning linen easily wicks moisture and keeps the body comfortable even in hot temperatures.
HYPOALLERGENIC PROPERTIES. Gifted with antibacterial and anti-allergenic properties, linen creates a great microclimate and is friendly to those with sensitive, allergy-prone skin or breathing allergies.
GOOD FOR ALL SEASONS. Loved as a summer fabric, linen not only cools but also insulates depending on the temperature, providing comfort all year round.