Libeco

LIBECO


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Libeco linen is woven in Belgium. The fabric is inspected yard by yard and mended by hand where necessary. The products are made with great care, not only for the product but also for the environment. 

Let us take you back to Flanders in 1858. During that time, weaving was a flax farmers’ speciality, a way to earn extra money during the severe winter months when it was too cold to work the land. All linen fabric was transported by horse & cart to Kortrijk, the centre of the flax industry. Our company, Libeert & Compagnie was located near the station and sold linen to traders from all over the world, who came to buy the much sought-after Flemish flax.

Around the turn of the century, Libeco built their own weaving mill in Meulebeke, approximately 10 miles from Kortrijk. Libeco still operates at this same site today, more than 150 years later.

 An internationally registered label that guarantees that your linen is woven in Belgium and consists of European flax fibres. Only six weavers in the world may use this label. All Libeco Home products carry the Belgian Linen label.

I stumbled across Lebico whilst in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I dragged home a throw and two cushion covers. Impressed by their hard-wearing quality, history and beauty I felt they needed to be represented in New Zealand.