The Blluemade name references our many influences. “Blue” comes from our love of indigo, denim, and blue-dyed textiles from around the world . “Made” speaks to our commitment to ethical production. The extra “l” in blluemade is for linen, which is central to Blluemade's origins and so much of what we do.
Linen is the oldest textile known to man, a fact which is a constant source of inspiration for us. This sustainable fabric comes from the flax plant, a versatile plant where every part, from seed to stalk, is usable or biodegradable, including finished cloth. The best linen comes from the fields of Flanders (an area encompassing Northern France and Western Belgium), where our 100% linen fabrics are made, dyed, and finished. We primarily work with a carbon-neutral mill that has been family-owned for five generations and oversees every step of the process, from flax farming to the finished bolts of linen. Our linen is made from long staple fibers, meaning the fabric is naturally wrinkle resistant, strong, and never itchy. Our garments are designed in Brooklyn and produced in New York City’s historic Garment District in a factory owned and run by women.
The 100% linen we use is certified by the Masters of Linen, a registered mark of excellence promoting textile companies that produce fabric entirely in Europe, from field to yarn to fabric. Our Belgian linen is always hypoallergenic, naturally wrinkle-resistant, and easy to care for.