We created our Vintage Cotton fabric to remind us of a different time when everything was made by hand. Prior to the advent of modern yarn-spinning equipment, all yarns had slubs. Slubbed or slub-yarn has both irregular length and diameter.Working closely with our yarn spinners and our weavers we created a unique fabric with lots of slubs while not missing any stability or softness. Vintage Cotton will get softer and softer with each washing, and it is a wonderful choice for those who want a 100% cotton fabric with a linen feel.
We offer our Vintage Cotton fabric by the yard so that you may use it to make your own custom pieces. All of our fabrics are double wide; 100" - 130" wide on the roll depending on the fabric. After washing, the width of our Vintage Cotton fabric is 115"; a one yard piece is 115"W x 36"L.
Due to garment-dyeing limitations, the longest contiuous piece of fabric we are able to dye is 3 yards or 108" long. The longest possible piece of Vintage Cotton fabric is 115" W x 108" L.
You may order as many yards as you need. If you are ordering more than 3 yards of fabric, please specify on your order, how long you would like each piece to be.
Wash should be separated into light & dark colors. Do not overload machine as this will damage long cotton fibers. We recommend a lukewarm wash cycle with a gentle detergent & a cool rinse.
Bleach may be used on white cotton bed linens only. Avoid using products that contain whitening agents such as chlorine bleach, alpha hydroxy acids and benzoyl peroxide on garment-dyed items. The reactive dyes used for garment-dyeing are not resistant to these whitening agents.
Tumble dry with low heat. Remove bed linens promptly from the machine to reduce wrinkling. For best results, line dry.
We at MATTEO tend to prefer a lived-in look, as such, you don't find us ironing our sheets too frequently. If you prefer a crisp looking bed, our cotton bed linens should be pressed while slightly damp using the Lightweight Cotton or Medium setting.