Linen facts

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 The flower



We love this humble little blue flower with a long history.
Did you know that flax is the oldest plant-based fibre known to man?
Besides being used in the textile industry, flax is also very beneficial as a vital element of our diet.
Flaxseed is the most abundant plant-based source of the essential Omega 3 fatty acids.
A tablespoon of ground flaxseed every day is an excellent addition of one of the healthiest foods into your daily routine.

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 The ecosystem



Not only that, flax is good for our health, but it is a fantastic crop as well. Flax doesn't require any additional irrigation and grows on land, which is often unsuitable for cultivable crops. The plants don't need to be protected by harmful pesticides, as they are naturally resilient. 
The best environment for cultivating flax is a broad coastal band. Currently, 10,000 companies in 14 European Union countries are involved in the linen industry.

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 The fabric




Nobody wants to wear a fabric that will feel wet all the time, so what happens to the water in linen is very significant. Linen fibers release the moisture back into the air very quickly. In fact, linens dry almost instantly because the fiber itself cannot hold air or heat. As a result, linen fabrics tend to feel cool to the touch and extremely breathable. The fabric draws in perspiration, which cools the body, and allows heat to pass through essentially unobstructed.