From farming and harvesting, to weaving and finishing, linen fabrics are one of the most environmentally friendly fibers in the world. The all natural process is much greener than cotton production, which requires the use of heavy machinery, pesticides and fertilizers. Flax also requires no irrigation, and relies on the consistent weather patterns of northern Europe for retting and refinement. We've carefully chosen our suppliers for the lowest levels of ecological impact; the majority of our items are produced in carbon-neutral facilities.
Linen is a refreshingly easy fabric to live with and understand. Its properties are naturally antibacterial and it was traditionally used as a medical material. It is non-allergenic, and virtually lint free, making it light on your senses compared to synthetic fabrics. Bedlinens stay fresh, dry and crisp far longer than cotton, which is more quickly weighed down by moisture and oils. Linens are temperature neutral, insulating in the winter and breathable in the summer.
Linen’s extreme durability begs for heavy use. It can absorb a staggering 20% of its weight in moisture before feeling damp to the touch, and releases moisture to the air quickly and easily, remaining cool and dry. Its tensile strength is three times as stronger than cotton or wool. The natural durability is proven throughout history; linen is an heirloom in European cultures, passed down from generation to generation. Linen gets better with age, and lasts 12 times longer than cotton. The softness and strength are refined by warmth, friction and tension on the fibers. It becomes more flexible, supple and durable with each passing day, reflecting new character as time goes on.