Libeco Home Belgium - Dishtowels & Aprons
Belgian Linen Weavers since 1858
Belgium and northern France have the best climate conditions in the world for growing flax - hence it's no surprise that Libeco, a business started by the Libeert and Lagae families in the 1850's in Meulebeke, Belgium, produces the best linen fibers mother nature can offer. It's comforting to know that linen has been produced for thousands of years! (Linen was the textile of choice for Egypt's mummies.) Belgium's linen industry is rooted in the 11th century, and was as famous then for its superior products as it is today.
Libeco's linens exemplify unpretentious luxury designed for everyday use. They are easy to care for - just toss them in your washer, machine-or-line dry.
The Libeert family still manages Libeco, ensuring a continuum of integrated design, world-class quality, and eco-responsible technology. Libeco enjoys Europe's prestigious Master Weavers designation.
Bring luxury to your kitchen without a second mortgage! These towels are big, beautiful, and, because of linen's
they're work-horses, too
Confiture, with its loose weave and versatile extra-large size, has become a Libeco standard. $20.00 (33x33").
Parma's yellow windowpane pattern is one of Libeco's perennial favorites. [93% linen/7% cotton] $25.00 (27x27").
Pino has a soft plum background with red, yellow, olive & white stripes.
Amherst is a classic mix of flax and red, with a heavyweight construction
Sardinia in classic flax with a fine red windowpane and olive border, $25.00 (27x27").
Picnic Check with old-fashioned navy, beige, and reddish-brown squares
Amherst Apron, $69.00 (28x40").
Cow recommends it highly.
Bistro's generous fit is designed for men and women alike. Midweight flax
Linen accounts for just 1.5% of the world's textile consumption, due to the limited areas where flax grows best, and the costs involved in its manufacture. Harvesting the flax plant and preparing its fibers for weaving requires many time-consuming steps, including retting (which allows fermentation to loosen the fiber from the stem), scutching (stripping the fibers), and hackling (combing).
Libeco Quantity Discount List
10% off 6 towels
Towels and aprons can be mixed with other Libeco items for Quanity Discounts
(see our other Libeco sections).
Confiture will come to you "stiff", then softens up to a lovely hand with a few washes.
Amherst apron (see below) and
Napoli Vintage napkin
(see Libeco Deco section).
Hudson has a contemporary look with its burnt-brown base and forest green border, $19.00 (27x27").
makes a perfect
Amherst, like all Libeco fabrics just
gets better with use.
Classy and comfortable, Bistro is nothing less than a
European fashion statement!
Then the complex spinning and dyeing processes begin. Linen not only becomes softer with use and washing, but the flax fibers become stronger, too.