Why we choose FRENCH FLAX LINEN?



What is French linen fabric? 

The flax used to make French linen is grown in France, which has a cool climate that is favorable to growing this crop. French flax sowing occurs between mid-March and mid-April, and French farmers have been perfecting this sowing process for thousands of years.
Moreover, all of our pieces are European Flax and OEKO-TEX 100 Certified (so, no nasty chemicals in any of your bedding sets) and dyed with eco-friendly dyestuff.
All our packaging is plastic-free, so you can feel good about your eco-friendly choice every time your head hits the pillow.
But there’s much more to French linen than where it is grown. This finest linen is highly sought after, not only because of its high-end feel but also because of its natural features that make it easy to care for and the environmentally-friendly practices French farmers use to grow flax. 

 How French linen is made?

After sowing is completed, it takes approximately 100 days until the flax plant is ready for harvest. 

Retting occurs, which is the act of placing the flax in water before being taken out to dry. This allows the fibers of the plant to be more easily separated, with the leaves, seeds and fibers located inside the dried stems of the flax plant removed. 
Scutching further loosens the flax fibers. This process involves metal rollers crushing the woody part of the stalk. Fibers are removed, and other parts of the plant are set aside for other purposes, such as making paper.
Natural fibers are then heckled. This process separates the short fibers using a combing technique, leaving behind the long flax fibers.
Fibers are then spun into yarn before being woven into a textile product.

Why French Linen Makes A Great Textile?

Through centuries of craftsmanship, French linen remains a prized fabric among designers and their customers. 

French linen is naturally hypoallergenic

Because linen comes from the cellulose-based fibers of the flax plant that are hypoallergenic, this fabric can absorb dampness up to 20% without ever feeling wet. That means you can avoid hidden dampness that often leads to bacterial growth. Flax is also considered a natural fiber and is more friendly to a person’s skin. This is especially beneficial to customers who suffer from allergies.

French linen is a great year-round fabric

French linen keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. And, unlike many other fabrics, linen actually gets softer and improves with age, even after cleaning it multiple times. That means no matter what time of year, linen upholstery will provide comfort.

French linen does not require extra care

One of the best features of French linen is that it does not require extra care. This makes it an ideal textile for products like upholstery and window treatments, even in high-traffic areas of the home or office. This quality also makes this type of fabric an optimal selling point.

French linen is sustainable

The growing and harvesting process of flax has been perfected over generations. This has allowed French farmers to employ the use of sustainable farming practices.
Very little water is required to grow flax, so farmers along the coastal communities of France do not need to irrigate or fertilize during this process. Flax also typically requires little to no pesticides, herbicides or fungicides.
Very little is wasted of the flax plant, even after it is harvested. Other parts of the plant can be used to produce oil or flax seeds for consumption. And, because linen is durable, it enjoys a longer lifespan. Even when it is disposed of, linen is biodegradable.

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