" Summer Dreaming collection 2020”
Linen is actually an incredible fabric, it’s not only wonderful to wear, but is also the oldest known fibre, as well as one of the most sustainable.
Linen comes from the flax plant, the plant’s go through a process called “retting” to help separate the fibres. Flax is a bast fibre, which means that the structure is basically a bunch of long fibres inside of a thicker tube. Which then allows the fibres to be separated, spun, and woven or knit. Linen does need to be cared for, it is delicate, some lines can be more durable if they are mixed with other fibres, our linen is Organic so it is a lot softer. (Please take care)
Linen is absorbent, breathable & most of all comfortable. The fibres are absorbent, and it’s great at keeping you cool in the summer but also keep you warm throughout winter.
WHY WE LOVE LINEN…
It become's softer with use
It's a super natural material
It can be crisp or have a beautiful drape, very multi-purpose
WHY LINEN IS SO SUSTAINABLE
Growing Flax Requires less Water Consumption
There is very little waste with flax, other part of the plant, like the seeds, can be used to produce linseed oil or flax seeds for consumption.
Linen typically requires fewer pesticides
The durability of linen means it lasts longer than other materials, so your Bronté items will last a life time.
Q: What makes organic materials, like cotton, so much better than the conventional ones?
A: Cotton is the most widely grown crops in the world, growing conventional cotton is also one of the most chemical-intensive. These chemicals have tremendous impact on the earth’s air, water, soil, and the health of people in cotton-growing areas ( Farmers, workers etc ) the problem is worse in developing countries, this becomes a ethical problem, involving slave labour and sweat shops. In addition to destroying the land, thousands of farmers die from exposure to these chemicals every year. . They are among the most toxic chemicals. When I was searching for natural dye factory’s in Bali, I stumbled across many sweat shops, the sweat shops are located on the local village river, where they fish, swim, bathe and wash there clothes. These chemicals seep into the water after heavy rains, poisoning there local water way. By buying organic cotton we as a society, truly support safer farming for people and the environment, as well as safer products. Besides being a healthier and sustainable alternative, our organic cotton fabric is wonderfully soft and will wash and wear beautifully.
One solution when it comes to ethical fashion is to avoid purchasing products which are produced in sweatshops, and to purchase fairly traded clothing. If you are still unsure about this topic copy this link for further information.
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