Linen is a unique eco-friendly fabric. Almost no fertilizers are used in growing flax which is the plant used to make linen. The production of linen fabric uses 5 to 20 times less water and energy than the production of cotton or man-made fibers. Even more, during the growth process flax enriches and enhances rather than depletes the soil.
Due to the parallel arrangement of its fibers, linen is much stronger and sturdier than cotton. The tensile strength of linen thread is twice as high as that of cotton and three times that of wool. Due to its unique properties, linen undergoes a molecular change when wet and becomes stronger, resulting in greater longevity than cotton, for example.
Finally, linen is completely natural and is a fully biodegradable resource! Non-biodegradable clothes, which are synthetic textiles, such as polyester, spandex, nylon & rayon, might take between 20 to 200 years to fully biodegrade. Linen in the meantime can decompose in as little as 2 weeks if it is all-natural.
Every linen piece is worth the price since it's kind to us and our home! Are you ready for your linen Son de Flor dress?