FLAX: A NATURAL, EUROPEAN EXCEPTION THAT BENEFITS THE PLANET AND HUMANKIND
Comfortable, natural, renewable, local, creative and innovative, bio-sourced, sustainable. Linen, made from flax fibre, is the world’s oldest fabric is now its freshest, its greenest and its most progressive.
FLAX, A LOCALLY-PRODUCED PLANT FIBRE
is grown along a coastal band in Western Europe, from Caen to Amsterdam = 80% of the world’s flax fibre production with unique sustainable assets.
FIELD TO FIBRE TO FABRIC IN 10 STEPS
FLAX, THE SOURCE FOR LINEN
2 words to describe the fibre and its end-uses :
- FLAX: for the plant and the fibre
- LINEN: for yarn, fabric, garment and more
Planting takes place in March or April depending on the region.
After 100 days flax reaches 1m in height.
Flax is pulled up rather than cut to preserve the length of the fibres.
A natural transformation from sunlight, dew and rain.
The mechanical separation of the fibres and the woody centre of the stem.
Cleaning and untangling the flax into soft, glossy ribbons.
7. PREPARATION TO SPINNING
Blending up to 30 batches of flax from different regions and harvests to optimise quality and consistency.
Wet- or dry-spinning for yarn counts ranging from Nm1 to Nm90.
Combining warp and weft in infinite design variations such as twill, herringbone, satin etc.
High quality linen yarns can be knitted into jersey, polo piqué, sweatshirt fleece and more!