Linen is a textile fiber of plant origin discovered more than 36,000 years ago.
Ancient civilizations used this fiber as far back as 7,000 years BC. in ancient Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, in tents, boat sails, mummification bands and in clothing and home textiles that have remained since then to the present day.
It is a versatile and very sustainable fiber, as it requires low irrigation in its plantation, without the need to add any pesticides. The fibers are extracted from the stem and root to produce natural and sustainable yarn.
It presents great resistance and durability, at least 27 times superior to cotton. What is left of the plant is also used and used for other purposes, such as flax seeds, linseed oil, among others.
Given its natural characteristics, it is possible that, in the form of yarn or fabric, it may present irregularities. When unbleached, in its natural color, there may be different shades of color from batch to batch.
A very common use of linen is in tablecloths that, based on the natural color of the linen or not, can be embellished with designs using the digital printing technique.
This printing technique, keeping the concern of sustainability, allows saving almost 40% of the carbon footprint, compared to conventional printing. The consumption of water, energy and ink is normally 10% less than that used in conventional printing, the remaining difference being process savings.
The inks we use for printing are water-based and have the following certificates:
Oeko-tex standard 100 (Products tested for the presence of harmful substances);
ZDHC MRSL Version 2.0 2020 Certified (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals and Manufacturing Restricted Substances List);
GOTS Version 6.0 (Global Organic Textile Standard).