ISSUE 27  |  Summer Rentals

Irish Linens for Every Occasion

July 09, 2014 1:00 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

At 31 Chapel Lane, online purveyors of Irish linen and tweed, shopkeepers Damien Hanningan and Joy Fu like to encourage “the laying of Sunday linen on the midweek table.” We’re with them: in addition to being better for the environment, cloth elevates every meal. Based in Cavan, Ireland, 31 Chapel Lane sources its materials from Irish Linen Guild–approved mills; its napkins are 100 percent organic Irish linen.

Photographs by Rincy Koshy. Styling by Ciara O’Halloran.

Above: With its crisp red-and-white check, the Sorrento Irish Linen Napkin has a bistro charm; €13 each or €75 for a set of six. 

Above: The Florence Irish Linen Napkin is in a blue plaid; €13 each or €75 for a set of six.

Above: The Belton Irish Linen Napkin (top and third layers) comes in brown and navy, and is good for mixing with other patterns; €13 each or €75 for a set of six.

See more options from 31 Chapel Lane in our post Farm to Table: Graphic Linens from Ireland. For classic Irish style have a look at Required Reading: Essentially Irish by Josephine Ryan. And on Gardenista, quench your summer thirst with A Family Recipe for Elderflower Cordial via Dublin

Still setting the table? Peruse all our Table Linen posts.