The Understated Beauty of Linen

The Understated Beauty of Linen

As you can probably tell, Raw Luxury has a love for all things linen!

Linen is a natural fibre that is made from the flax plant.

  • It is extremely durable
  • It is fully biodegradable
  • Breathable
  • Hypoallergenic
  • It requires significantly less water and chemicals to be cultivated, making it an environmentally friendly fabric.

One of my favourite things about linen is its understated beauty.

Linen is right on trend at the moment, but it is important to know that not all linen is created equal.

The best quality linen comes from Europe, in countries such as France, Belgium, and Lithuania.

Although all linen comes from the flax plant, there are many factors that influence the quality of the final fabric: Where the flax plant is grown, the length of the fibres used, the weaving techniques, and the type of finish that is used.

Raw Luxury sources the best quality linen for all our garments. Our linen is produced in small batches in Eastern Europe where there is a strong heritage of spinning and weaving linen fabric. It is then laundered and tumbled at the mill to produce a beautiful soft feel with a vintage aesthetic.

All our linen fabric is Oeko-Tex Certified, this means there are no nasties used in the production of our beautiful linen fabric, making it better for the environment and ensuring it is gentle on your skin.

The next time you are considering purchasing a linen garment or even linen bedsheets, it may be worth asking the questions – “Where was the linen grown, woven, and finished?” & “Is it Oeko-Tex certified?”


Alissa Nichles
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