EUROPEAN INDUSTRY

FLAX: A NATURAL, EUROPEAN EXCEPTION THAT BENEFITS THE PLANET AND HUMANKIND

Comfortable, natural, renewable, local, creative and innovative, bio-sourced, sustainable. Linen, made from flax fibre, is the world’s oldest fabric is now its freshest, its greenest and its most progressive.

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FLAX, A LOCALLY-PRODUCED PLANT FIBRE

is grown along a coastal band in Western Europe, from Caen to Amsterdam = 80% of the world’s flax fibre production with unique sustainable assets.

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FIELD TO FIBRE TO FABRIC IN 10 STEPS

FLAX, THE SOURCE FOR LINEN
2 words to describe the fibre and its end-uses :

  • FLAX: for the plant and the fibre
  • LINEN: for yarn, fabric, garment and more

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1. SOWING

Planting takes place in March or April depending on the region.

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2. BLOOMING

After 100 days flax reaches 1m in height.

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3. PULLING

Flax is pulled up rather than cut to preserve the length of the fibres.

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4. RETTING

A natural transformation from sunlight, dew and rain.

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5. SCUTCHING

The mechanical separation of the fibres and the woody centre of the stem.

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6. COMBING

Cleaning and untangling the flax into soft, glossy ribbons.

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7. PREPARATION

Blending up to 30 batches of flax from different regions and harvests to optimise quality and consistency.

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8. SPINNING

Wet- or dry-spinning for yarn counts ranging from Nm1 to Nm90.

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9. WEAVING

Combining warp and weft in infinite design variations such as twill, herringbone, satin etc.

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10. KNITTING

High quality linen yarns can be knitted into jersey, polo piqué, sweatshirt fleece and more!