LeightonPointLinen

--Eco-friendly Linen Housewares-- Handmade-to-Order --

Pembroke, Maine

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Note from shop owner Unfortunately I have decided to stop production for the time being in order to better focus on my health and well-being. I will be closing my shop until further notice. I do not know what the future looks like right now, but there is a chance this shut down will be long-term as I am finding this work to be continuously detrimental to my disability. I apologize to my current and potential customers for the inconvenience, and thank you to all who have supported me these past few years!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 17, 2017

Unfortunately I have decided to stop production for the time being in order to better focus on my health and well-being. I will be closing my shop until further notice. I do not know what the future looks like right now, but there is a chance this shut down will be long-term as I am finding this work to be continuously detrimental to my disability. I apologize to my current and potential customers for the inconvenience, and thank you to all who have supported me these past few years!

Shelley Weber

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About LeightonPointLinen

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Leighton Point Linen

Sewing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mom sews and she taught me at quite a young age. Eventually, recognizing that this was not a fleeting interest for me, she got me my own machine (which I still use!) As I got older, and became more skilled, I started sewing some of my own clothes and bags, and I have kept at it ever since.

My interest in sewing and design competed with my love for art and studio work when I was planning for college, and I had a hard time deciding which route to take. I actually began my first semester in a fashion design program. However, the art world drew me back in and I had transferred into studio art by second semester, which saw me through the four years to graduation.

Fast forward several years, and my fella and I have moved an over ten hour drive from my hometown (in the rural northern Adirondacks) to the beautiful, and even more remote, rocky coast of far eastern Maine. We are creating a wonderful life in an 1890's farmhouse by the ocean; tending to chickens, gardens, and old tractors; wrangling two dogs, a few jobs, and more work around the house than we have time for!

For several years I was working on my own jewelry business, as well as taking on commissioned graphite portraits, and creating my own personal artwork. Whenever I needed a change of pace in the studio, I would switch my focus and spend some time at the sewing machine.

Eventually I noticed that I was spending more and more time sewing, and I developed an idea. It happened rather organically, starting from a small seed of a notion that I couldn't shake, combined with a growing love for all things linen, and has developed into the start of a new venture for me here on Leighton Point Road.

-Leighton Point Linen-

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  • Shelley

    Owner, Creator, One Woman Show!

    I'm a transplant from the rural northern Adirondack mountains to the rocky coast of far Downeast Maine. Though I am a mountain girl at heart, I'm continuously inspired by the beauty surrounding coastal living. I can't imagine a better trade-off.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 23, 2016
Thank you for your interest in my shop! Below you will find a few standard policies for payment and shipping.
For any further questions please contact me via Etsy convo.
~www.ShelleyCreates.com~

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not fully pleased with an item, please contact me within 14 days after receiving it.
You can return the item as long as it is still in new/unused condition, and I will be happy to oblige a refund or exchange.
If you would like a refund, I will return the full purchase price of the item, but not the shipping fees. Customers are responsible for return shipping, though if requesting an exchange, the new item will be shipped to you at no additional charge.

*Unfortunately, I can't accept returns on most custom items*
Payment
I accept payment by:
-Credit, Debit, or Gift Card though Etsy's secure direct checkout system
-Paypal
Paypal is a secure online payment system and is very easy to use. You do not need to have a paypal account to purchase through paypal, just a valid credit or debit card.
-Personal checks or money orders
If paying with a personal check or money order, I do require that the check be received and cleared before I will ship the item.

Coupon codes must be applied BEFORE payment. I cannot apply coupons retroactively.

Customers in Maine are subject to 5.5% sales tax.
Shipping
• Please refer to my shop announcement on my shop's homepage for my current turnover time.

• I usually ship USPS First Class for domestic orders, tracking is included. I also use First Class International.
• Domestic orders: If your package weighs over 1 lb. it will automatically upgrade to Priority Mail, with tracking and insurance up to $100 also included.

• If you need to upgrade the shipping method or insurance further please contact me to arrange this ahead of time.

• International customers will be responsible for duties and/or other fees that may be incurred through customs.
• I follow postal regulations carefully to safeguard myself and my business, I will not alter prices or declarations on customs forms.

*** Leighton Point Linen is not responsible for items that are lost, stolen, or damaged during shipment.
If you are concerned about this, please ask for insurance to be added to your shipping. ***
Additional policies and FAQs
I appreciate all interest in my products, but I cannot take on wholesale orders at this time.
Thank you!

My products are made with Oeko-Tex certified 100% flax linen; natural and eco-friendly.
I pre-wash all of my fabric in biodegradable and hypoallergenic, unscented laundry detergent.
My studio is smoke-free, but dog-friendly.

LINEN CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
• Hand or machine wash cold
• Hang dry or tumble low
- If machine drying, it is recommended (though not necessary) that you remove it from the machine while still slightly damp. If linen dries thoroughly, it becomes brittle and takes several hours to recover its natural moisture and full flexibility. (The natural moisture content of linen is between 6-8%. Linen dried beyond this point will have to re-absorb moisture from the air.)
• I recommend that you do not use fabric softener- especially if are using one of my products to store food, since it leaves a residue coating on the surface of the fabric. This will also greatly reduce the absorbancy of the fabric, for towels aprons and such, and generally shorten the life of your linen.
• Use the linen setting on your iron if you prefer a crisp and wrinkle-free look
• If you plan to bleach your linen, I recommend an oxygen-type bleach, rather than chlorine bleach, which can cause yellowing over time. Oxygen bleach (hydrogen peroxide based) is also more environmentally friendly and and gentler on the fabric. It will not degrade and/or cause holes in the fabric like chlorine can.

**Be cautious if you machine wash the drawstring bags and aprons in a drum with a center agitator, strings always run the chance of getting caught up in the agitator**
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Why is flax so eco-friendly?
• It is a 100% renewable and abundant natural resource.
• It is 100% biodegradable without treatments.
• Flax crops require up to 5 times less use of fertilizers and pesticides when compared to cotton crops.
• It grows naturally and with less water than cotton.
• The whole flax plant can be used, resulting in no waste.
• Very little energy is required to process flax.
• Flax farming does not damage the earth beneath, nor is it hazardous to ecosystems.
• Less energy and chemicals are used in processing compared to that of artificial textile fiber.

**All fabrics from my supplier go through an extensive Oeko-Tex certification for all stages of production (this includes both the weaving and dyeing processes), ensuring that all fabrics and dyes are free of harmful toxins and irritants, are biodegradable and recyclable. They test for over 100 harmful substances and is internationally recognized. Also, it ensures that every step of production is environmentally friendly. The mills that make this fabric are environmentally friendly, producing no air, water or noise pollution.
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Why do I love linen so much??

•It is highly absorbent.
Linen is hygroscopic. In other words, it rapidly absorbs and releases moisture. In fact, linen can absorb up to 20% of its own weight in water before it even feels wet-making it the perfect choice for your dish towels and napkins.

•It is hypoallergenic
Linen, because of its natural fibers and production process, is specially formulated to be hypoallergenic. In other words, using and wearing linen will help you to avoid common allergic reactions found with other fabrics, particularly synthetics.
Long recommended for people with sensitive skin, studies are now showing that linen may even actually help people overcome certain allergies.

•It is antibacterial
Linen is one of the “purest” fabrics available anywhere. Because of its incredibly strong tensile strength, linen resists not only stains and dirt, but also inhibits the growth of bacteria that are so common with fabrics that have neither the essential fiber qualities or fundamental weave of linen. Hospitals and service industries around the world use linen products to assure the utmost in sterile environments. In fact, linen thread is the only suture approved for internal use in the human body!

•It is extremely durable
With its high tensile strength, linen is up to three times as strong as both cotton and wool. No more worrying about everyday use-you’ll pull out your linens for every occasion.

•It is exceptionally long-lasting
Linen is one of the few fabrics that actually gets better with age. Softer. Smoother. More lustrous. More absorbent. Lasting up to 12 times as long as cotton, linens regularly pass from generation to generation and redefine the meaning of heirloom.

•It is moth resistant
No more moth balls? What a relief! Naturally resistant to the most common fabric-devouring bugs, including moths and carpet beetles-due to its long, strong parallel fiber structure-never worry about moths again.

•It is dirt and stain resistant
It’s in the fiber! Thanks to molecular structure of flax, linen is naturally resistant to dirt and stains.

•It has high air permeability
Linen breathes naturally. As compared to other natural fibers and synthetics like polyester, linen offers superior breath-ability and comfort.

The list goes on....
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*** Color and weave are very occasionally subject to slight variation from lot to lot. Please keep that in mind if you are returning to re-order at a later date ***

MEDIUM-WEIGHT LINEN COLORS (5.3 oz/yd):
Aluminum-- A warm neutral taupe/grey beige, slightly darker and cooler than cement
Asphalt-- A darker and cooler grey than cement and aluminum, a light slate or cool steel color
Black
Blue Bonnet-- A warm medium blue
Cedar Green-- A warm earthy green
Cement-- A warm light grey reminiscent of the light sidewalk cement
Chardonnay-- A warm wheaty yellow-tan
Cobalt-- A dark 'close-to-navy' blue
Cream-- A buttery cream color
Crimson-- Traditional bright and rich crimson red
Evergreen-- A cool dark green
Ginger-- A lighter brown, this is very close to a brown paper bag color
Kenya-- A dark earthy burnt orange color
Marigold-- A very rich and saturated vibrant yellow with a slight orange undertone.
Meadow-- Cool and frosty light blue
Mineral Yellow-- A darker warm yellow
Mustard-- A sunny deep yellow
Natural-- The mottled grey natural color of flax
Oasis-- A bright an vibrant light olive
Off-White- "bleached" white- In between cream and white
Olive-- A dark and rich earthy brown olive
Potting soil-- A rich and warm milk chocolate color
Purple-- A vivid warm purple
Royal Purple-- A rich and warm dark purple
Rust-- A deep orange, like a fresh terra cotta pot
Sage-- Traditional middle green sage
Seafoam-- A warm light green
Sphinx-- A beautiful dark turquoise blue, jewel-tone
Tawny Port-- A rich burgundy wine
White-- A brilliant optic white!

HEAVYWEIGHT LINEN COLORS (7.1OZ/YD):
Beige--Taupe or toffee-like, cool temperature light tan
Chocolate-- A cool dark brown
Cream- Cream-- A buttery cream color
Ginger-- A lighter brown, this is very close to a brown paper bag color
Green- A grassy Spring green
Kenya-- A dark earthy burnt orange color
Monument Grey-- A cool temp. slate-like middle grey
Natural-- The mottled grey natural color of flax, unbleached/un-dyed
Navy Blue-- A beautiful dark blue
Off-White-- "bleached" white, just off optic white
Royal Purple-- A rich and warm dark purple
Tawny Port-- A rich burgundy wine
Vineyard Green- A cool dark green
Wisteria-- Vibrant lilac purple

SHEER (2.8 OZ/YD): White only