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Linen Dresses and Tunics

When founded in 1994 at Mosebacke, Södermalm in Stockholm, K&US particularly aimed at creating high-quality dresses sourced from linen. At that time, a production of linen dresses was regarded as highly exceptional, in spite of the fact that we know that linen has been extensively used down through history. We wanted to show how beautiful linen dresses can be,by designing high-quality, colourful and feminine stylesto fulfil the needs and requirements of the modern woman.Our vision of continual improvement is still at the heart of our business.

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Each K&US dress that you buy is designed in Södermalm, Stockholm by our in-house designers. It is unique, with its own special detail, and is cut to flatter and fit perfectly. Our linen dresses are available in a variety of styles long, short, classic, loose-fitting - so you can find the best one for you. From the timeless ’Little Black Dress’ to at-ease styles with pockets added to create interest and detail, as well as shirt and sun dresses for high summer. You will even find varying sleeve lengths. The possibilities are endless.

Our linen dresses are made by our team of highly-skilled seamstresses in Lithuania. New colours and limited-edition prints are introduced with every new season.  At K&US, we only create unique designand you will be guaranteed to stand out from the crowd. 


What Is Linen?

Linen is made from the stalk of the flax plant, which inner threads are spun and woven into a versatile fabric. The use of linen is unquestionably ancient. It is known that linen cloth was produced in Egypt long enough ago to be a well-developed art by 5000 B.C.  Apart from being strong and durable, the fabric is fully biodegradable. Flax can be grown without the use of pesticides or artificial fertilisers and is best suited to a temperate climate – which is why most of our linen is sourced from Eastern European countries. Linen has a wonderful lustre and a varied texture. It has a distinctly crisp appearance, which only gets crinklier, softer and more beautiful with use. Occasional ‘slubs’ can appear in the weave. However, these are not faults but characteristic of the fibre.Our linen dresses come in a whole array of different weights and textures for you to choose from – fine, medium and heavy weight linen. Our linen dresses are often crafted from the finest linen weave – a fabric that really inspire attention to detail.

What are the Advantages of Wearing a Linen Dress? 

Linen dresses are particularly popular during the spring and summer months. With rising temperatures, we simply need to feel cool and comfortable in our clothes. Linen absorbs moisture without holding bacteria, meaning your clothes will not release bad odours and will require less frequent washing – something that synthetic materials simply cannot match. A lovely linen dress will offer you great comfort and style on those hot summer’s days. A perfect choice for everyday wear, work, travel or those special occasions.



How Do I Care for my Linen Dress?

Airing your linen clothing is an excellent way of getting rid of odours without needing to wash them. Less washing reduces the impact on the environment and washing your clothes less frequently will also allow your clothing to last longer, so you do not have to buy replacements. When you hang out your linen dress, refresh it by spraying on a little water to smooth out any creases.Wash your linen dress in a washing machine at 40 degrees Celsius. However, some of our Italian linen styles only tolerate a maximum of 30 degrees. Wash with similar colours and always make sure you check the care label inside the clothes. Turning your clothes inside out before washing them can also help protect the fabric and buttons during the wash cycle. Avoid using fabric softeners as they interfere with the environment and the absorbency of your natural linen clothing.After washing, gently stretch your linen dress into shape and hang it to dry. If you like a crisp, elegant style, always iron your linen when it is slightly damp. For a super soft look, use a gentle low heat tumble dryer for a couple of minutes.