Dublin Black Linen Blend
Black mid weight linen blend from a Southern California design studio. The right weight for a jacket, coat, shirt/jacket or summer pant or dress. The blend of linen (and I think rayon) gives a buttery hand and supple drape. This fabric is lighter and more drapey than our Ariel black linen. Smooth hand, rich saturated black and matte lightly textured surface.
To keep the original crispness, dry clean (though I never do this myself). Or, pre treat by hand or machine wash gentle. Air dry while the fabric is nearly sopping. I would not put this in the dryer unless you want a softer faded black, overall wrinkles and to eliminate the typical linen sheen. If you pre-treat the fabric this way, after sewing, hand launder and hang the garment up VERY wet. I sometimes put a linen garment into the shower after laundering so it gets good and wet, then hang on a hanger and 'groom' it, smoothing the seams and edges, and often after this treatment it needs no ironing at all.