FAQs

OUR LINEN

 

What does your name mean?

It took us weeks to find a name for the company, we never disagreed, but nothing felt 'right'. Until we came across the Spanish word - sirimiri; (n.) a light rain, a fine mist. We loved its connection to nature and also how its looked graphically.

How is your fabric made?
Our fabric is derived from the inner pulp of trees which have been grown in their native areas.  The pulp is then processed into a yarn and woven into a fabric which in turn gets made into our linens.  We have complete visibility of our supply chain.  Processing is done in accordance with strict environmental standards including chemical free spinning and dyeing and produces no toxic discharge.  The yarn yield of wood pulp is up to 10 times that of raw cotton and 100% of the raw material is converted into usable products.  The trees that are harvested are all grown naturally with no irrigation and without chemical fertilizers.

 

Where is your bed linen made?
The trees are grown in sustainability managed European forests.  All the wood is from naturally occurring trees and farming does not take away from other agricultural land uses or deforestation unlike many materials sourced from other areas in the world.  In addition, all pulp production is totally chlorine free and any solvents that are used in the making of the fibres are 90% recovered and reused.  The yarn is then transported to Italy to be made into fabric at factories that use renewable energy sources.  The fabric is cut and finished with sustainable cotton threads in Italy and finally shipped to the HQ of Sirimiri.

Is the fabric damaging our environment, our planet?
Our raw material supplier primarily uses timber generated from small trees that are a natural by-product of managed forests and from parts of larger trees which are unsuitable for other higher grade uses such as furniture.  The production is completed in the most sustainable way possible and our suppliers have specific goals to continue to improve their environment footprint.  One kilogram of cotton - equivalent to the weight of a shirt and pair of jeans - can take as much as 10,000–20,000 litres of water to produce.  Our supplier uses roughly 1/10th of that quantity. Unlike fully synthetic fabrics, Our fibres are biodegradable. This means, any linen made with from these fibres will return to the earth in our lifetime (but not of course during your use of the product), whereas synthetic products like Polyester take hundreds of years to break down. Lastly, our products are finished with buttons made from corozo seeds making them 100% sustainable and biodegradable. 

How do I care for my sheets?

Please click here for detailed instructions on how best to care for our sheets. 

OUR BEDDING

Where is your bedding made?

All our  bedding is made here in the UK.

What is a 'tog' rating and how do i choose the right one for me?

A  tog rating is the measure of the duvets warmth and therefor overall comfort level depending on the customer and their  home.  Our togs range from 4.5 to 13.5. At the lower end of the scale are lighter duvets, most often used in the summer months, whilst the 13.5 togs are much more insulated, and typically winter duvets.

How do I care for my bedding?

Please click here for detailed instructions on how best to care for our bedding.