Linen is made from my favorite fiber crop, flax. Grown for its beauty and practicality, flax for linen tolerates a range of soils, and requires little irrigation, fertilizer or pesticide use.
Linen is stronger when wet than dry, 20% more absorbent than cotton, has anti-bacterial and stain-resistant qualities making it perfect for use with food in your kitchen. When your linen products are spent, they are compostable.
We are proud that all of our linen products are now OEKO-TEX certified. This certification guarantees that the linen we use is free from harmful chemicals, safe for your use and ensures that the processing of the fabrics are environmentally responsible. Additionally, our linen suppliers in Lithuania assure us that their fabrics are organic. Like many small farms, the ones they source flax from do not have an organic certification.
In 2020, we began working with farmers to re-establish a US based flax into linen supply. Now known as the Pa. Flax Project, this is an exciting new initiative. We hope that in 3-5 years we will have an operational scutch mill processing 1200 acres of Pennsylvania flax for linen.