As a label we prioritize quality and good value above all else when it comes to our designs and fabrics, which is why we predominantly use linen, and where necessary will mix linen with other natural fibers.
We have written up a bit of a backstory and some intriguing facts about linen for you curious souls out there.
Linen is one of the world's oldest fabrics dating back to 4500 B.C, it’s woven from the fibers of the flax plant and is a 100% natural resource. It’s possibly the most ecologically friendly fiber available.
- During production the parts of the flax plant not used to create the linen fiber are not wasted, the leftover linseed's, oil, straw and fiber are used in everything from lino and soap, to cattle feed, oils, and paper. Making linen one of the most sustainable produced fabrics.
- The production of linen fabric also uses up to twenty times less water and energy than the production of cotton or other synthetic fabrics.
- Linen is 100% biodegradable and recyclable.
- The fiber becomes stronger when wet, increasing the durability and longevity of your garments especially when being washed.
- Over time the fabric will soften and become increasingly more comfortable to wear.
- Linen very effectively absorbs and evaporates moisture (whether it be perspiration or water) making is an incredibly cooling fiber to wear.
- It also absorbs smell at a much slower rate than most other fibers.
- Those wearing linen have been found to have a skin temperature 3-4 'C cooler, and also sweat up to 1.5 times less than someone wearing other fibers.
- And although it has many cooling properties it can also keep you warm and snug over winter.
- It is virtually lint free, non-static, non-allergenic, naturally insect-repellent and provides UV protection.
- It is renowned for its spectacular durability and long life, linen thread is twice as strong as cotton and three times stronger than wool.
- Linen fiber acts as a filter protecting against a chemically aggressive medium, gamma radiation, solar radiation, noise and dust.
- It can be grown in contaminated soils and not exhibit even small traces of radiation when harvested.