Linen and its Impact on the Environment.

A bast fibre, woven from the flax plant, linen is a prevalent yet lush fabric. Since its natural enemy is fieldmouse, not insects, it virtually needs no pesticides. Organic linen is a rare commodity as the environmental impact of the conventionally-grown linen is more or less the same as the one grown organically, making linen almost naturally organic.

Process of making Linen :

Environmental impact of linen:

  • According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, flax uses 13 times fewer pesticides than potatoes.
  • Flax, in its natural process, can grow solely with rainwater, without the need for additional water, just like organic cotton.
  • Linen yarn is innately strong, eliminating the need for starching during spinning and weaving.
  • The European Confederation of Flax and Hemp state that one hectare of linen can trap 3.7 tons of CO2 every year. It is equivalent to the emissions produced by an average car if run for six days without stopping.