More beautiful over time
Despite the fact that cotton has overtaken linen as our most used material, linen is still popular. This is not least because it has so many wonderful properties: It's a strong and virtually indestructible material that lasts for many years, and it only gets softer and more beautiful over time. At the same time, it has a high level of absorbency and can absorb moisture fast, which is practical when linen is used for things like kitchen towels and napkins.
The right climate
Linen can be both long and short-fibered. We only weave textiles from long-fibered linen because it is the strongest and doesn’t shed lint after washing. Conditions for linen cultivation in Europe are good in countries with temperate coastal or island climates, where temperatures are cool and humid. In Belgium, northern France and the south of the Netherlands, the weather conditions are particularly good for the slender plant with the beautiful violet flower.
"We only weave textiles from long-fibered linen because it is the strongest and doesn’t shed lint after washing."