Craftsmanship, quality and design – these are the elements that make fine vintage table linens superior to anything made today.
Skilled artisanship was essential to the making of fine vintage linens. Intricate handwork and traditional techniques are foundational to the craft. The attention to detail and true handcrafted nature that characterize vintage linens is often lacking in today’s mass-produced linens.
Quality of craftsmanship is matched by quality of fabric. Vintage linens are made from natural fibers like linen or cotton, which are known for their durability and longevity. In contrast, many of today’s linens are made from synthetic materials that won’t be as durable, or have that same luxurious feel. And even when natural linen is used, the quality of the fabric pales in comparison to the finely spun linen threads of the past.
Furthermore, the unique designs of vintage linens make them true showpieces. Vintage linens often feature intricate and unusual designs not commonly found in today's linens. In particular, fine hand embroidery adds an elegance and individuality to linens that is missing today. Contemporary linens simply can’t compete.
And of course, it almost goes without saying that vintage linens are environmentally sustainable. Reusing vintage linens helps to minimize the environmental impact of textile production and reduces the need for new linens to be manufactured.
Higher quality, more beautiful, better for your table and better for the world. Choose vintage.