Our Story

I am delighted to offer you collections of our handmade home and personal care products, including attractive gift items with lovely cards and gift wrapping. These collections are featured as:

Ludwiga's Linen Home, specialized on products made from antique/vintage hand-woven European linen and African textiles, including decorative pillows, fragrant sachets filled with lavender from Provence France, and cheerful garlands and hanging décor that will bring a bit of European charm to your home.

Lütje Personal Care, focused on gift boxes for every occasion and available in a variety of scents and collections which feature luxurious handmade hand spray and body lotions, soothing lip and muscle balms, room and linen sprays, modern personal care items as well as natural French soaps and lovely blends of essential oils.

When I first started Ludwiga’s Linen, I made pillows and lavender sachets from handwoven antique/vintage European linen. Over time I branched out to include additional handmade home décor items made from handwoven African textiles, including Indigo, Mudcloth, Baoulé and Ndop cloths.

My love for antique linen and vintage textiles can be traced back to my childhood years in Germany. Old hand-woven linens were still part of our everyday lives: beautiful, durable and pure linen that stood in stark contrast to our torn and fragmented society. I think that this still holds true for me: that in a society that is fast paced and ever changing there are some things of enduring quality and value, and to me my linen is a beautiful and tactile reminder of that.

Throughout my entire life, I’ve enjoyed creating beautiful things. My most recent creations are handcrafted personal care products. When I was formulating these products, I loved the process of fine tuning the fragrances in the hand sprays and body lotions, essential oils, lip and muscle balms, and room and linen sprays. Our lotions are ultra-moisturizing and nourishing and are packed with natural ingredients and vitamins - a sheer luxury for your skin.

In deciding on a name for our personal care business, I chose Lütje (pronounced “loot-je”). This was an affectionate nickname given to me by friends and family during my childhood. It means “delightful little thing” in the old German dialect spoken in my hometown.

My husband Mike and I have been in business for several years in the San Francisco Bay Area. We invite you to check out our Giving Back program where we contribute 5% of our website sales to a very deserving educational organization in our area. We can be contacted at ludwiga@ludwigaslinen.com or 1-650-327-7523.

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