MIMUSH is a nature, people and beauty loving brand.
In a world invaded by synthetic textiles that affect both humans and the environment, we chose to work with a natural, biodegradable and durable fabric, and yet, aesthetically pleasing and soft to the touch. MIMUSH linen clothes are created in small collections in a workshop in Suceava, having a simple, clean and modern design.
  • Linen becomes softer and more pleasant with each wash.
  • It is non-allergenic, non- static, lint-free and does not require ironing.
  • It adjusts the heat exchange between the body temperature and the air temperature, thus it can be worn in all seasons.
  • It can absorb moisture up to 20% of its own weight, feeling still dry to the touch.
  • Linen is one of the oldest fabrics in the world. Mummies have been found wrapped in linen shrouds dating as far back as 4500 B.C.
  • The word “lingerie” comes from the French term “linge” which means “linen”
  • Flax is a rare product, fiber accounting for 1% of the world’s textile fiber production.
  • It is natural, biodegradable and recyclable.
It is very difficult to process linen, even industrially, because there are lots of stages to the production process.
 
A healthy flax plant will grow up to 90-120 cm (3–4 feet) and there are hundreds of fiber bundles inside one stalk of flax. After the flax stalks are harvested, they must be left to dry, then, the stalks must be soaked in water for a couple of weeks. Today, this can be done industrially. However, when done by hand, the process can take up to a few months.
 
The outer bark can be removed from the fiber bundle through a violent process in which one takes a handful of flax bundles and beats them with a wooden knife.
 
There are two stages of beating. First, the fibers, which are still tangled and have pieces of bark left in them, are then hackled and drawn through a bed of nails to make them straight and clean. Once this is all done, the flax can finally be spun into thread.
As it is a difficult process, linen is naturally more expensive, the cost of manufacturing being higher than for most textiles. It involves a lot of work and time.
 
A growing trend that favors sustainability has thrust natural fibers back into the spotlight. Phenomena such as the Slow Movement, which includes Slow Design, Slow Textiles, and Slow Fashion, have put more emphasis on hand production, sustainable sourced materials, and long lasting garments.*
*http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1369218-luxurious-linen-why-the-commoners-fabric-is-making-an-expensive-comeback/full/