Linen

The original sustainable material

Linen is woven from the fibres of the flax plant. To grow this durable and luxurious material, you don’t need additional water other than rainwater. This is one of the reasons that makes linen one of the most sustainable materials in fashion.

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How sustainable is linen?

Natural

Linen comes from the flax plant. The fibers are separated through a natural “retting” process.

Helps the ecosystem

Flax cultivation positively affects eco-system diversity and offers a welcome environmental pause for soil quality, biodiversity, and landscapes* (Source: Advisory Commission Report to the European Parliament, Brussels, May 20, 2008).

Less water use

Flax grows quickly in poor soil. It needs 60% less water than cotton. It is primarily grown in wetter climates and can rely solely on rainwater.

No waste

Nothing gets wasted of the flax plant. Other parts of the plant can be used to make other valuable products.

No microplastic pollution

Linen fibers are 100% natural. When washed, they don’t pollute the oceans with microplastics
that could threaten aquatic and human life.

Durable

Linen is 30% stronger than cotton, so that it will last much longer. It appears to be stiffer in the beginning, but it gets softer over time.

Renewable

Linen grows back naturally. It requires a 50-day vegetative period, a 25-day flowering period, and about 35 days to mature.

Recyclable

Linen fabrics can be recycled into paper and insulation materials.

Biodegradable

Linen is made from a natural product, and therefore it is 100% biodegradable. In the end, its nutrients flow back into the earth.

It's durable and gets better with time.

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