Environmentally friendly Bed Linen New Zealand
Posted on 30 May 2019
Flax offers multiple ecosystem benefits. Flax is biodegradable and can be grown in cold climates (or off season), allowing for increased crop rotation and helping farmers use less land. This can alleviate deforestation as farmers seek to meet increasing demands. Flax also grows quickly and requires less irrigation, pesticides and herbicides, helping to stabilize and protect local water sources.
- The whole flax plant can be used, leaving no waste.
- Flax grows naturally and requires less water and fewer pesticides than cotton, making it a more eco-friendly fabric.
- Because it’s a natural fiber, flax linen is recyclable and biodegradeable
- Flax is gentle on the land and is easy to incorporate into modern crop rotation cycles, preventing soil depletion.
- Very little energy is required to process flax.
- Linen yarn is inherently strong, which reduces the need for starching during spinning and weaving.
- Linen fabrics can be recycled into paper and insulation materials for the car industry.
- Flax linen is many times stronger than cotton, which means clothing, window treatments, and upholstery made from linen are made to last, rather than wind up in a landfill.