linen is a natural fibre, made from the stalk of a flax plant, one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history.
because of the laborious time it takes to produce linen yarn, and the manual processes that have to be undertaken, linen has become a higher priced commodity, and considered among many to be a ‘luxury’ fabric.
a point that can’t be missed when looking at linen is its texture and the effortless style it produces. clean cut and with deep coloured fabrics, linen is an incredibly understated fibre and completely on trend. it achieves simple lines with textured edges that really call to a minimalist aesthetic.
flax linen is many times stronger than cotton, which means clothing, window treatments, and upholstery made from linen are made to last, rather than wind up in a landfill.
it softens the more it is used and washed, is extremely durable and lasts decades when cared for correctly.
linen is a natural insulator. It is valued for its ability to keep cool in the summer months and trap warmth in colder weather. this is all achieved through the natural properties of the fiber itself.
sustainability & environmental impact:
the very fibre itself is sustainable. the whole flax plant can be used, leaving no waste. flax grows naturally and requires less water and pesticides than other fabrics, making it a more eco-friendly fabric. because it's a natural fiber, flax linen is recyclable and biodegrade. flax is gentle on the land and is easy to incorporate into modern crop rotation cycles, preventing soil depletion. very little energy is required to process flax. linen yarn is inherently strong, which reduces the need for starching during spinning and weaving. the industrial processes of spinning and weaving have very little to no impact on the environment.