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Why to love Linen

While the flax plant is not difficult to grow, it flourishes best in cool, humid climates and within moist, well-plowed soil. It is remarkable that while there is some mechanization to parts of the fiber preparation, some fiber preparation is still done by by hand as it has been for centuries.

Although linen does not need fertiliser or pesticides, it does't mean it's never used. In fact, most non-organic flax is grown using nitrates.

Linen is one of the most biodegradable and stylish fabrics. It is strong, naturally moth resistant, and when untreated (not dyed) it is fully biodegradable. Its natural colours include ivory, ecru, tan and grey.

Linen can withstand high temperatures, it absorbs moisture without holding bacteria. It is actually stronger when wet than dry and becomes softer and more pliable the more it is washed. It just gets better and better!

Because of the laborous time it takes to produce linen yarn, and the manual processes that have to be undertaken, line has become a higher-priced commodity and considered among many to be a 'luxury' fabric.

We only work with linen mills that hold Oeko-Tex Cedrtificate, that it is one of the world's best-known lables for textiles tested for harmful substances.


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