Linen is our favorite textile! Ancient, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypoallergenic, more absorbent than cotton, and naturally stain resistant, linen doesn’t pile and it is moth repellent.
Linen comes from the flax plant, which grows well with little water, and doesn’t require much if any fertilizer or pesticides. As a result, linen is very nearly naturally organic. The flax plant sequesters carbon, grows well in rotation with other crops, and the components of the flax plant not used to weave linen can all be used by other industries.
We love linen’s strength and durability, nearly as much as how it softens over time. Linen is the ultimate heirloom textile. We dream about MADRE linens being passed along from generation to generation…