Linen is a natural fibre, made from the stalk of the flax plant and generally regarded worldwide as a premium and luxurious textile. Linen is strong and it is flexible and unlike many other fabrics, it holds its shape and gets better with age. One of the lesser-known and best qualities of linen is that it is one of the most ecologically sound fabrics. It is totally biodegradable and recyclable.
- The entire flax crop is used in production
- There is zero wastage in production
- Flax is a totally renewable resource
- The process of turning the Flax in to Linen requires no chemicals
- The processing of the fibre is a purely mechanical
- Flax is grown in crop rotation cycles
- Flax farming does not damage the earth below it
- Flax farming requires very little fertilizer and pesticide
- Flax production uses 5-20 x less water to produce than cotton or synthetic fabrics
- Flax farming does not require irrigation
- Belgian flax linen is fully biodegradable
- Belgian flax linen is fully recyclable
- Belgian flax linen has lasting and enduring qualities and generally does not end up in landfill.
So, there you have it, beautiful and ecologically sound!