European Linen garments and accessories made in house and carefully sourced from ethical makers around the world.
Flax Linen can be grown and cultivated with far less water and chemicals than its counterpart cotton. Linen is naturally stain resistant, does not pill, and is moth repellent. It is easy to wash and is a very strong fibre. Like wool it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypo allergenic and thermoregulating properties and it can absorb up 20% moisture before feeling damp. Flax is a strong plant best grown in northern Europe. It needs little or no fertilisers and due to the local climate, little extra water. It doesn’t really require pesticides either as it can grow in poor quality soil. The Advisory Commission Report to the European Parliament stated that flax cultivation has positive effects on eco-system diversity as it allows for an “environmental pause”. One hectare of flax can retain 3.7 tonnes of CO2. Every part of the plant is used, what isn’t used to produce linen can be used to make linseed oil, paper, cattle feed or even soap.
Linen is therefore almost naturally organic. It is completely biodegradable, recyclable and due to its natural absorbency, it requires less dye than cotton. Linen therefore scores high on the ecological chart.