The Qualities of Flax Linen

Miss Molly's bed linen is woven in France and is 100% French grown flax linen.  

Linen is woven from the fibres of the flax plant and is a completely natural and renewable resource – perhaps the most ecologically sound fabric of all and it is totally biodegradable and recyclable. Every part of the flax plant is used to produce natural products that range from linseeds, linseed oils, rag paper, soaps and more. Few products are so efficient and environmentally sound as flax.
 
Our sheets use the very best quality flax grown in France. Flax is grown in many parts of the world, but top quality flax is primarily grown in Western Europe.  Linen is generally known as an expensive textile and linen sheets are regarded as luxury items and are currently produced in relatively small quantities.

Natural health qualities of flax French linen

  • Natural antibacterial and antifungal properties.
  • Excellent anti allergenic characteristics.
  • Will not attract or trap dust particles.
  • Able to absorb a large amount of water and moisture.
  • A thermal/cooling regulating fibre, which allows skin to breathe, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter 

 

Excellent Eco friendly qualities of flax French linen

  • 100% renewable and abundant natural resource.
  • The flax crop has a quick growing cycle.
  • Crops of flax require up to 5 x less use of fertilizers and pesticides compared with cotton crops.
  • The entire flax crop is used, there is no waste created.
  • Flax farming doesn't damage the earth beneath and is not hazardous to eco systems.
  • The production of linen uses between 5 and 20 times less water than the production of cotton or synthetic.
  • Can be used as untreated and 100% chemical free.
  • Flax has enduring qualities so it will not add to land-fill
 

More about flax

Flax has been the choice of textile that is most commonly associated with quality, luxury and purity.  Its history reaches back to the earliest agriculture and textile production. It is the textile that the Shroud of Turin is made from and is referred to in A Women of Valor, the twenty two verse poem believed to be composed as a eulogy by Abraham to his wife Sarah. It is also the choice of textile of aesthetes, most famously, that of Cleopatra. It is regarded as the purest of textiles and has been referred to in many of the canonical and mystical texts including Zen Buddist, Kabbalist, as well as the Holy Bible, and the Koran.

A little known fact about flax’s physical properties is its closeness to those of humans. This compatibility makes it so sensuous, comfortable and natural against delicate skin. Considered in the context of the universe as one living breathing organism, the pureness of flax and it's connectedness to good health and nature are obvious.

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