When searching for fabric to sew with, my number one goal was to find fabrics that are Environmentally Friendly and Linen checked that box.
Did you know?
“Linen is one of the most biodegradable and stylish fabrics in fashion history. It is strong, naturally moth resistant, and made from flax plant fibres”
“Every part of the flax plant has traditionally been used to create a worthwhile product—nothing is wasted, and production is cost effective. A common by-product of flax is linseed oil, which is great for wood preservation, especially in varnishes, and flaxseed oil is also rich in omega 3! Flax is resilient and can grow in poor soil, using far less water in its consumption than cotton. According to the European Confederation of Linen and Hemp, “Across its lifecycle, a linen shirt uses 6.4 litres of water” compared to 2,700 litres for a cotton shirt.” — Good on You
We eat a lot of flax at our house, so I’m really happy I can now wear other parts of the plant too! 😀
In case you are wondering, OEKO-TEX 100 certified means they are certified to not contain harmful substances.
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