With the start of the Mediterranean yachting season on the horizon, chief stews will be busy reviewing inventories and preparing lists to ensure each and every charter exceeds client expectations. When it comes to bed linen, towels and loungewear, look no further than The Linen Basket.
Based in Antibes, France, The Linen Basket was opened by Jill Devine in 2014 to provide a luxury laundry service for yachts and villas with fast turnaround including collection and delivery. With growing demand from clients for eco-friendly options, The Linen Basket now supplies an exclusive range of bed linen, towels and loungewear made from birch wood fibre, carefully chosen for its unique properties, high quality and sublime appearance, with the benefit of ease of care. A dream solution for busy stewardesses with limited time and laundry space!
Softer than silk, absorbent, breathable, ecological and produced from sustainable sources, the linen is designed and manufactured in Italy and crafted from 100% birch wood fibre, resulting in fabric that is soft to the touch with a wonderful drape and luxurious glow.
Being a natural fibre, birch is naturally resilient and, like wool, it doesn’t crease due to its ‘spring’. While it does require a light iron after washing, there is nothing laborious and just a light spray of water will relax the fibres to their natural state to produce a perfectly finished bed in a matter of minutes. The fabric also washes and stain treats just as easily as cotton.
This luxurious range of bed linen can already be found in some of the world’s most exclusive hotels, with one client remarking: “It was the sexiest night’s sleep I have ever had!”.
A choice of weaves, from satin to waffle, adds versatility to the range, with bathrobes, kaftans and loungewear making a perfect treat for charter guests. All bed linen and towels can be custom-made to size, trim and colour, and be embroidered as required.
A former stewardess, Jill has a degree in textiles, is a member of the British Clothing and Footwear Institute (by examination, the highest accolade of the industry) and has worked extensively in the global fashion industry, selecting fabrics and maintaining quality standards from the factory floors of India and Hong Kong, to the catwalk and fashion pages of the Sunday papers! She is also a member of the Guild of Cleaners and Launderers in the UK.
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