Linen, the age-old textile derived from the fibres of the flax plant, is a fashion and textile powerhouse that packs a punch with its exceptional properties. This sustainable and environmental friendly crop requires nothing more than rainwater and needs 5 times less resources than cotton to grow. It requires no insecticides for its cultivation and has an added bonus of being a zero-waste crop, where every part of the flax plant can be used to produce biodegradable materials. As a finished fabric product, it is entirely biodegradable – taking about 2-4 weeks to biodegrade in the soil, providing a big win for our Mother Earth.
Since the Middle Ages, Linen has been regarded as a luxury and sacred fabric that portrays richness and wealth with the highest quality linen fabrics coming from Ireland, Belgium, and Italy. Linen fabric is naturally thermo-regulating, meaning it keeps you cool in warm weather and warm in cold weather. It is anti-bacterial, odour-resisting and moisture-wicking, making it an excellent choice for bedding, textile and garment products. Being highly-absorbent and breathable, linen fabric works well across all seasons. The fabric’s unique texture combined with its longevity and durability, makes it a worthy investment for the long run for both designers and consumers alike.
Choosing Linen contributes to:
- Increase in the carbon sinks for the environment
- Decrease in waste of water and land resources
- Decrease in non-biodegradable fabrics in land-fills
- Increased shelf-life of the purchased clothing