Linen is made from the fibre of the flax plant. It is a natural fabric with breathing properties that allows it to adapt depending on temperature. This makes it very comfortable to wear during all seasons. The flax plant can grow in poor soil and is resistant to many diseases, making the water consumption and the use of harmful pesticides far lesser than farming of other plants. The process of producing the fabric itself has very little waste and can be done by using enzymes and bacteria. When untreated, linen fabric is fully biodegradable. Linen is stronger wet than dry, making it durable in wash and it becomes softer over time, without losing in quality. Thus, in terms of both production and end consumption, linen is a long-lasting good choice material.
House of Dagmar likes to use linen in a variety of garments due to its longevity and environmentally friendly production process. To lower the impact even further, we are currently looking for ways to source organic linen.
Linen becomes smoother and softer after washing. It is not good to tumble dry linen because of its construction. Linen can be machine washed, but always follow the specific instructions on the garments’ care label. Flat dry for best result.
Store your linen garments on a padded hanger and avoid direct sunlight.