There is something so beautiful, so essentially English about seeing a string of billowy crisp white sheets floating in the breeze. And the smell, the smell of line dried linen, no artificial softener can beat. I love Summer, I love to hang my washing on the line in the morning and by lunch time (on a good day) it’s dry, ready for another load.
I recently was asked by Brabantia to review one of their washing lines as part of their #lovenature campaign. As I live in a small Victorian Terrace in Bristol, with very limited outside space, I opted for the Wall fix line. It’s such a clever piece of kit. Dan securely bolted the back of the box to the outside wall, which he found easy to do. The Wall Fix comes with a sturdy box that covers the line neatly when not in use.
To put up the line, I just open the box, and pull out the line, it quickly and securely snaps into place. I can get a whole machine load pegged on to the line, and it uses less space in the garden compared to my normal line. No more ducking under the line to get to the shed!
Brabantia, as part of their #lovenature campaign, they have teamed up with the non-profit charity, WeForest. For every rotary or wall fix line purchased they will plant one tree.
WeForest is an international non-profit association, creating an unstoppable movement around biodiverse tree planting. In the Northeast of Burkina Faso, WeForest contributes to replanting a native forest and reversing desertification whilst promoting a sustainable local economy.
So, by line drying your linens you are helping to save the environment in many ways.
Written in collaboration with Brabantia.
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.