The short answer is that the linen we use is not certified organic. However, our linen clothes are a good choice from an environmental perspective. The linen that we use is from French flax. The flax plant is very resilient and thrives in the climate of Northern France so that although not certified organic, the cultivation is already close to organic with minimal use of fertilisers and pesticides.
When assessing the environmental impact of clothing whether the fibre has been grown organically or not only reflects one small part of the process. Of more importance are things such as the amount of water and energy used in growing and the subsequent processing of the fibre. On these counts linen scores very highly, especially compared to cotton which requires very high volumes of water to grow.
According to the European Confederation Of Linen and Hemp, flax growing in Europe captures 250,000 tonnes of CO2 every year and buying a linen shirt instead of a cotton shirt will save 19 litres of water.
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