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How Organic Are the Products at Brahms Mount?

Often here at Brahms Mount, we're asked how organic our textiles are. Using all natural fibers, we attempt to keep our fabrics as close to that natural state as possible.

Made in Maine100% Natural

Unlike synthetic fibers, natural fibers have the least impact on the environment and are created from renewable resources.

Made in the US

Our manufacturing facility in Maine is conscientious about being a low-impact production facility.  High impact shipping from oversees is minimally reduced to raw materials, as needed. Our cotton is grown in the US (the Carolinas) and we eagerly await domestic linen from flax farms to exist!

Our fibers

From linen to cotton and dyes to bleaching, we are sure to use all natural fibers and processes. Learn some more about each fiber below!

Linen

Flax is planted as a dense crop where the stalks grow and support each other.  Not only does this hardy fiber grow without the need of pesticides but it returns nutrients to the ground. Fiber is harvested by pulling the plants and laying them in rows to start the natural process of retting (moisten or soak in order to soften and separate the fibers).Natural Linen

The shive (outer protective part of the plant) breaks down in the retting process and the inner fiber goes to the mill for scutching, hackling and wet spinning (separating, combing and spinning in water). The hackling process removes most of the short fibers which leaves the long, line fibers with a silky luster. All of our linen is dew-retted wet spun line fiber. Known as the Noble Fiber, linen has a number of medicinal and holistic benefits, including:

  • Antimicrobial
  • Cause a more restful night's sleep
  • Natural
  • Tolerable for those with allergies
  • Uncontaminated

What's more: We believe Brahms Mount is the only manufacturer of linen for the 'top-of-bed' market in North America!

Cottonnatural undyed cotton

Although our Cotton is not certified organic, it is purchased domestically. Our Natural Cotton Collection is undyed, leaving it the actual color of cotton!

Fabric Dye

We use fiber-reactive dye for both our cotton and linen fabrics; this process creates a permanent and molecular bond with the fiber. Since it's permanent, this dye creates the least amount of contaminated waste-water during processing. It also means that our products will neither bleed nor fade in the wash.

Whites

White LinenOur White Cotton Collection and Pearl and White Linen are created with hydrogen peroxide bleach, which is the least detrimental to natural fibers as well as the most environmentally friendly.

Ready to learn more? Contact us today or check out our all natural blends: blankets, throws, wraps, baby blankets, and towels.
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