LINEN WITH SUSTAINABLE DNA
Our artisan partners work with flax farmers, spinners and finishers to create the highest possible added value with the smallest possible ecological footprint.
NATURAL LINEN COLLECTION
WHY LINEN MATTERS
FROM NATURAL FIBRE TO FABRIC
Our artisan partners work with flax farmers, spinners and finishers to create the highest possible added value with the smallest possible ecological footprint. Your linen has ancestral history, and sustainable DNA.
All products are OEKO-TEX certified, create zero waste (all parts of the plant are used), and produced in a carbon-neutral weaving mill in Belgium.
GOOD FOR THE PLANET -
TODAY, TOMORROW, FOREVER.
It is our mission to work with flax farmers, spinners and finishers to create the highest possible added value with the smallest possible ecological footprint. We always choose the most sustainable methods out of respect for our raw material.
These products carry the Masters of Linen® quality label. This warrants that the linen was entirely made in Europe with a guarantee of transparent production processes and traceability. Only six weavers around the world carry this designation.
FLAX: SUSTAINABLE BY NATURE
Flax is one of the most sustainable raw materials in the world. During growth, the flax plant receives no additional irrigation; rainwater is sufficient. In comparison to other crops, far fewer pesticides and fertilizers are used with flax.
Flax has its origins in nature and, accordingly, linen fabric is fully biodegradable after use. An independent study has shown that a linen fabric will fully degrade after 6.5 months.
NO WASTE: EVERY PART OF THE PLANT IS USED
All parts of the flax plant are used. The linseed is used for the next flax season, as well as to feed people and animals. The shives are processed into animal bedding or chipboards. The long fibers, and the highest-quality short fibers, are used for textiles. The other short fibers find their use in the insulation or paper industry.
Our artisan partners, Libeco, aim for a ‘no waste policy’. Waste products – waste selvedge and shearing dust – are both recycled into insulation materials or paper.
The linen lifestyle:
enjoy the highest quality and comfort
Only 6 weavers around the world may carry the Belgian Linen™ quality label. This has been a symbol of linen woven in Belgium from at least 85% European flax fibers since 1960. It is a guarantee of quality, traceability and authenticity, which is independently managed and supervised by the Belgian Linen Association.
MASTERS OF LINEN®
Libeco linen carries the Masters of Linen® quality label. This guarantees that the linen was entirely made in Europe with a guarantee of transparent production processes and traceability. This label was introduced by (and is monitored by) the European Confederation for Flax and Hemp, or CELC.
THE STORY OF LINEN
HISTORIC FLAX REGION
The flax plant grows best in the north of France, in Belgium and in the Netherlands. This region’s rich soil and mild North Sea climate, where sun and rain alternate, are ideal for growing a fiber that is known worldwide for its quality.
In 2018 about 136 000 acres of flax was sown in Belgium, France and the Netherlands, which represented 80% of the worldwide flax production.