Linen is a fiber of plant origin discovered over 36,000 years ago and used as a textile fiber
Ancient civilizations use this fiber since 7,000 years BC. in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, in tents, boat sails, mummification bands, clothing and home textiles and which have been maintained since then, until today.It is a versatile and very sustainable fiber, as it requires low irrigation in its planting, not requiring the addition of any pesticides and it grows in lower quality soils.
The fibers are extracted from the stem and root for the production of natural and sustainable yarns. This fiber has great strength and durability, at least 27 times superior to cotton.
What is left over from the plant is also used for other purposes: flaxseeds, flaxseed oil, etc…
Given the natural characteristics of the flax fiber, it is normal that, in the form of yarn or fabric, it presents irregularities also when unbleached, in its natural color, there may be different shades from batch to batch.
A very common use of linen is in tablecloths ,that, based on the natural color of the linen can be embellished with designs using the digital printing technique.
This printing technique, while maintaining the concern for sustainability, allows savings of almost 40% of the carbon footprint, compared to conventional printing. The consumption of water, energy and inks is normally 10% less than that used in conventional printing, the remaining difference being process savings.
In turn, the inks used by us in printing are water-based and have the following certificates;
– Oeko-tex standard 100 (Products tested for harmful substances);
– Certified ZDHC MRSL Version 2.0 2020 (Zero Discharge of Harzardous Chemicals and Manufacturing Restricted Substances List);
– GOTS Version 6.0 (Global Organic Textile Standard).