The Linen Life : Why We Love Linen

July 13, 2023

The Linen Life : Why We Love Linen

With linen at the heart of our business, we have a passion for this durable and sustainable fabric – but what is it about linen that inspires us? 

Why we love linen

Not only do we have a passion for linen, we’re also big believers in natural remedies and pain relief. The correlation between the two is no coincidence. One of the many natural benefits of linen are its anti-bacterial properties that can help support your health and wellbeing. Combining the use of linen and the wheat filled inner, the wheat bags can be heated or cooled to provide natural pain relief and everyday comfort. As if this wasn’t making linen sound wonderful enough, the sustainable nature of linen flax means that the farming process can also be kind to the planet.   


Flax Plant - Photo by olga safronova on Unsplash  

What Is Linen Fabric?

Linen is a plant-based fibre derived from the stems of the flax plant. With flax being one of the oldest cultivated crops in the world, it is also thought that linen is the oldest known woven fabric, which is pretty remarkable.

 Did you know, Flax fields products pretty purple, pink and blue flowers that only bloom for a few hours?


Benefits of Linen

Skin is the largest organ of the body and so paying attention to the fabrics that come into contact with our skin is important. Linen has numerous beneficial qualities, some of which include, breathability, antibacterial, hypoallergenic as well as being antistatic and durable. These qualities make linen beneficial for people with sensitive skin as there is less chance of it triggering an allergic reaction. In fact, linen has long been used for bandages to help accelerate natural healing and rejuvenation in the body.

Breathable fabric promotes healthy skin by circulating the air and moisture, helping skin stay clear.

Linen fabric is durable which makes its life span far greater than most other natural fabrics. In fact, we would go so far as to say that it gets better with age!



How Does Linen Fabric Impact the Environment?

Linen is one of the most sustainable and eco-friendly fabrics available and one of the least environmentally damaging. Flax can be grown without the need to use pesticides or fertilisers. A lot of the fabrics we consume today are chemically intensive to produce, whereas flax is a fast growing, renewable, biodegradable resource. Another fantastic reason why linen is an environmentally friendly fabric is because it produces almost no waste; the entire flax plant can be used in the spinning and weaving process.

Sadly, although flax can be grown without the need for fertilisers and pesticides, the production of linen can be sped up by adding harmful chemicals and this wonderful natural resource can be taken advantage of. To help ensure that you purchase linen products that have been manufactured using environmentally friendly processes, the production facilities must be certified in accordance with Oeko-Tex.

To learn more about the manufacturing process, read our journal post on why linen is a naturally sustainable choice here.