LinenBeauty offers you probably the widest range of highest quality linen fabrics made from 100% European Flax. Whilst choosing natural fabrics for your home textiles, crafts, upholstery or clothes is always the best option, linen is even better than other fabrics. Linen requires less water and fewer pesticides to grow than cotton. It is biodegradable, so after its long life it will gently decompose without leaving any waste. All parts of the flax plant can be used, meaning there are no harmful bi-products as a result of our processing and manufacturing procedures.
From elegant linen clothing to sumptuously soft sheets, linen is the top choice for lovers of natural textiles. We love it for its long-wearing strength and timeless, rustic beauty and because it’s a sustainable fabric. Compared to cotton, flax uses fewer resources to produce, and is also biodegradable. With all these qualities it’s no surprise that linen has featured in homes for generations. But if you’re new to the joys of linen, here are our washing tips for your linen items.
While we don’t generally recommend bleaching linen fabric or garments, there might be a time when your white linens need a refresh. Bleach should never be used on dark linens as it will remove all the coloured dye and you’ll be left with a white patch. But perhaps your favourite white vintage linens are slightly yellowing, or one of your cherished white linen napkins has a stain you can’t remove through washing or using a stain remover. There are several ways to whiten or bleach linen fabric, but they are never completely risk-free. It’s always a good idea to test a small, hidden area of the fabric first.
As many of us are trying to live and shop more sustainably, we’re looking for home textiles and clothing made from natural fabrics. It’s easier than ever to find out what different businesses and brands are doing to reduce their carbon footprint. But how do we know whether the fabrics we’re buying are purely sourced and carefully produced? In this post we’re going to highlight the benefits of natural fabrics (for you and for the planet) and show you why linen makes the ideal choice if sustainability and eco-friendliness are a priority. And linen doesn’t not only score top marks in environmental terms – it’s timelessly beautiful, always on-trend, comes in a huge range of colors and patterns, and will add a simple, effortless charm to your interior or wardrobe. Read on to find out more about this amazing material.