We may be small feet on the earth, however we are conscious of the impact we leave. We have ensured that sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do. From the product itself, how it is grown, the design process, the manufacturing process and how it arrives to your door.
Linen comes from what is known as the earth's friendly flax plant. Flax plants are extremely versatile, and every part of the plant is used to create some type of amazing product ensuring nothing goes to waste. The fibres that grow inside the stalk of the flax plant are harvested to make luxury linen goods, and a by-product of the remaining plant is used to create linseed oil and flaxseed oil which is extremely rich in omega 3.
The harvesting of the flax usually occurs 100 days after the seeds are planted. During this time, no pesticides or chemicals are required. As flax is such a resilient crop, it requires very little water. To put this into perspective, it has been discovered that “across its lifecycle, a linen shirt uses 6.4 litres of water” compared to 2,700 litres for a cotton shirt.
Our linen comes from a family run Flax Farm in the Normandy (Normandie) region in France, who have been harvesting flax for 20 years. The skilled workers separate the harvested stalks and weave them into a delicately soft, but durable fabric.
Our linen is then transformed into beautiful pieces in Shenzen by our amazing manufacturers, a family-owned business with more than 15 years in the industry.
You can rest easy (see what we did there) knowing:
- Our manufacturer is SA8000 certified. This means they have a global certification for social compliance and upholding ethical standards.
- All our linen is OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certified, meaning every thread, button and other accessory, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health.
- Our manufacturer is also Organic Content Standard (OCS) 2.0 verified. This verification is an international recognition that the product is 95-100 percent organic material. It verifies the presence and amount of organic material in a final product and tracks the flow of the raw material from its source to the final product.
Our products come in a linen draw-string bag and is shipped in recycled packaging to eliminate any plastic nasties.
As linen is an extremely durable fabric and if well looked after can last up to a decade. When linen reaches the end of its life, it does not rot in a landfill as it is a natural, fully compostable fibre.
Due to the very long and laborious process involved in the seed to sheet, linen is considered a luxury item which has a higher price point.