Linen, Linen Everywhere! From Italy to Linen Road via Lismore and Ballina
Linen Road evolved through a lifelong love of linen clothing, of all things Italian and the serendipitous finding of a small country store in an art deco arcade, where an iconic picture theatre and quirky shops surrounded the linen store we started with - Etika.
The Linen Road online store connects linen, Italy and the newly named stores Olivetta under its umbrella website whilst allowing Olivetta, the two linen shopfronts, to operate independently.
The original store is now located in an eclectic space opposite the Conservatorium of Music and the new Lismore Art Gallery in Keen Street. Olivetta on River, our coastal store, opened in early 2019 on River Street in Ballina The stores have similar stock but added to Italian linen are several linen labels some locally designed and made, others designed in Australia but made in India, Indonesia or Vietnam plus we have some new upmarket linen labels arriving for summer 2021
- Linen Road is not only Italian linen labels but also Australian designed and/or made
- from linen t-shirts to harem pants
- from edgy linen dresses to peasant skirts
- from linen boho to shabby chic
- from a city brunch to a country picnic
- from the paddocks to the street
- from the markets to the beach
- weddings birthdays reunions
- wear linen anywhere everywhere always
- it’s cool its classy its timeless
- it breathes it looks it lives
Linen will be available all year round with lighter linen in summer, a heavier linen added in the winter months, making it possible to find that special linen piece for future cruises and overseas trips, that winter break up north, or simply to wear layered during the Australian winter, whilst trekking across the harsh brown land when borders allow!
Our summer linens are sublime, perfect for our outdoor lifestyle of beaches, rivers and lakes
Or, as we still live with COVID and months of staying at home, linen can be worn home teaching, studying, walking the dog or watching Netflix, with matching boots or slippers and in summer sandals and thongs. And there's not a long flowing linen dress or a palazzo pant that doesn't look good with bare feet. So simple. So natural. So classy.
Linen doesn't discriminate it makes you feel good whenever or wherever no matter who you are.
Much linen on the Linen Road site is Italian, whether Talia Benson a French based label made in Italy, Montaigne also made in Italy from a fabulous quality linen in great colours, to Purolino an edgy Italian label and Imagine one of our favourites
At a higher price point and designated Italian quality we showcase our Francesco linen range, an elegant open weave linen, the styles befitting all ages and body types, the range made by an Italian atelier in his village at the foot of Mt Vesuvius Fabulous linen from natural to gunmetal grey, from white to a deep saffron with cocoa a must! Available instore and online now
Our Italian Positano linen high summer range is unique not due instore until November 2021
From cool to classy, from elegant to edgy there's something for everyone
Sizing varies from S/M/L/XL to a one size fits all from size 10 to 16-18 with generous styles fitting larger sizes whilst also catering for sizes 8-10.
Thank you for visiting Linen Road and please remember we are here to help with any decisions whether style, size, fit or colour.
Due to the life changing events of 2020 and 2021 you may find our stock not always as accessible as in the past due to manufacturing and shipping delays, difficulty in sourcing fabrics and at times a shortage of staff depending on lockdowns and border closures!
There may also be a longer period in despatching orders due to shortages of styles, sizes and colours at times so please bear with us as we work hard to get your orders out in a matter of days
Despite some hurdles in the past 18 months we have not lost our sense of humour in the tough times, our passion for linen, or to dress our followers in the edgiest, most elegant or baggiest of linen styles they so choose! We love linen and hope you can find something on Linen Road to make you feel as good as we do, wearing linen anywhere and everywhere
the girls @ linen road xxx