Linen fabric is one of the oldest in the world. It is made from the stems of the flax plant and was a widely used and very important textile before cotton and other fibers. To produce linen fabric only the best fibers are used but other parts are not wasted as well as this is why linen fabric is eco-friendly and flax plant appreciated that much. The left over parts - linseeds, oil, straw, lower-quality fiber are used in producing a wide range of products: from lino, soap, healthy oil to paper and even cattle feed.
Best conditions to grow flax plants are well-drained soil and a cool, humid environment. European climate is perfect for this –flax grown in Western and Eastern Europe is regarded the best for best quality linen fiber. Flax (aka common flax or linseed or by scientifical name Linum usitatissimum) is a member of the plant family Linaceae. (more…)