At Amuse La Bouche we're proud to say that our pieces are made in small quantities by artisans around the world, using only natural materials, eco-friendly pigment dyes and recyclable packaging.

The majority of our cushion covers, table linens and homeware accessories are made with 100% linen - an incredibly versatile, durable and long-lasting natural material that is deep rooted in a centuries-old tradition of craftsmanship.

It's breathable, moisture-wicking properties make it the perfect bedding option, while it's rustic, crinkled look make it ideal for throwing over any table at every occasion. 

Not only do we love linen for the way it looks and feels, but also for the minimal impact it has on our environment - here's the linen lowdown...


The production of linen begins with the flax plant, a resilient and versatile crop that requires few pesticides and fertilisers to grow. The flax plant itself is a champion of ecological balance - it improves soil health, promotes biodiversity, and requires significantly less water than cotton.


 Harvesting flax is largely done by hand, rather than by machinery. Unlike other crops, flax is pulled up by the roots rather than cut, ensuring the longest possible fibres. These fibres are then subjected to retting, a process that uses the natural elements—dew, rain, and microorganisms—to break down the pectin that binds them to the stalk. Dew retting, in particular, is an eco-friendly method that leaves the fibres with a soft, supple quality. The parts of the flax seed that aren't used here are used elsewhere, leaving virtually zero waste - seeds are pressed for oil, and the remnants of the plant are used for animal feed or to enrich the soil.


Once retted, the flax fibres undergo a series of steps: scutching to remove the woody parts, hackling to separate and comb the fibres, and spinning to create the beautiful linen yarn. This yarn is then woven into the fabric we know and love. 

 Linen is incredibly durable - it can withstand years of use and only becomes softer and more comfortable with every wash. Unlike synthetic materials, which can shed harmful microplastics and contribute to pollution, linen is completely biodegradable. When its long life finally comes to an end, linen naturally decomposes, returning to the earth without leaving a trace.