The flax plant, from which linen fabric is made, can grow in poor soil and is resistant to many diseases, making the water consumption and the use of harming pesticides far lesser than cotton farming. When untreated, linen fabric is fully biodegradable. Linen is stronger wet than dry, making it durable in wash. The fabric becomes softer over time, without losing in quality. In terms of both production and end consumption, linen is a long-lasting good choice material.