WORDS Robyn Alexander
Melange is one of the latest additions to Plett-based textile company Mungo’s covetable Kamma Linen bedding collection.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of fresh bed linen from local textile company Mungo – one of the few remaining linen weavers in South Africa. Their European-grown linen can be traced from seed to spun yarn, before making its way to Plettenberg Bay, where it is woven at the Mungo Mill on the edge of the Tsitsikamma forest (hence the name “Kamma Linen”).
One of the latest additions to Mungo’s bedding range is Melange. In keeping with the word’s origins (melange is French for “mix”), the fabric’s flecks of colour result in a beautiful textured look that is reminiscent of materials created by nature. The effect is attained through a unique dyeing process, in which differently coloured fibres are mixed together before being spun. As a bonus, the more this heirloom-quality linen is laundered and lived with, the softer and lovelier it becomes.