LINEN | A BENEFICIAL PLANT FIBRE MATERIAL
European Flax | the Linen Fibre Plant + Harakeke NZ Native Flax.
Research & Development: Growing 100% pure linen in New Zealand.
Natural, organic and net+ made from Harakeke New Zealand native flax fibres and traditional flax linen (linum usitastissimum) plant variety.
Linen fabric is made from the cellulose fibres that grow inside of the stalks of the European flax plant Linum usitatissimum.
Native New Zealand flax plant Harakeke has been used by Maori for medicinal purposes, food, clothing, packaging, wraps for food and bags. Future textiles and materials will be produced using woven and nonwoven, European flax and New Zealand native flax plants fibres to create a high quality, net+ product of heirloom quality.
Currently there is no European flax fibre or Harakeke linen and textile production in New Zealand.
EUROPEAN FLAX LINEN PLANT
THE BENEFICIAL QUALITIES OF PURE LINEN TEXTILES.
Linen is made from all natural European flax plant fibres.
100 percent pure linen is regarded as a high quality material internationally.
Linen is durable.
It is a breathable fibre, so it will keep you cooler in the summer.
It is cool against the skin – it has been measured that the body temperature of a person wearing linen can be up to 5% cooler.
Linen has antibacterial properties, which is why it was used in medicine as bandages and as sheets on hospital beds.
Linen is also hypoallergenic.
The more linen is washed, the softer and smoother is becomes.
Linen is capable of absorbing moisture and then quickly yielding it again.
Linen is biodegradable!