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Outsider loves linen!

Posted on May 16, 2019 by Noorin Khamisani | 0 comments


Linen sustainable fabric

Linen is thought to be the oldest fibre and it also happens to be one of the most sustainable... so what's not to love?

Linen is a plant based natural fibre, it's made from the stem of the flax plant which blooms with the beautiful blue flowers you see above. 

Unlike other crops, every part of the flax plant is used. For example flaxseeds and linseed oil are some of the by-products of flax production. They have huge health benefits thanks to their richness in omega-3 fatty acids.

Flax also grows naturally and does not require chemicals to be processed into a textile unlike conventional cotton.  It is also resilient and is able to grow on a majority of soils.

Flax fibres are so sought after because they are recyclable, biodegradable and carbon positive.  So they actually absorb more carbon dioxide in the growth phase than they release during processing. 

We have some lovely new linen styles available for you to enjoy.   Both made from a knitted jersey fabric which means creasing is nothing to worry about.

Firstly this versatile and elegant long line T-shirt dress...

Long T shirt dress black linen sustainable ethical fashion

Features a flattering V neck and half sleeve, pockets hidden in the side seams and a lightweight lining.  This is the kind of dress you can easily dress up or down, day to night with a simple change of accessories.

Secondly this easy breezy long linen vest dress in pale grey...

Long vest dress in grey linen sustainable fashion

With a racer back and cute front pocket, this quirky future classic is a fun addition to your summer capsule wardrobe.  Great for layered looks in the city or for a trip to the beach. 

Hang on though, who made these dresses?

Both of these styles are from our friends at About.  They make innovative high quality leisurewear.  They focus on both ethics and sustainability in their factory in Lithuainia.  The factory uses renewable energy sources and holds the SA8000 certificate of social responsibility.  To add to this, they are also members of the Greenpeace Detox programme, which unites brands committed to eliminating toxic chemicals from all stages of production.  The latest Greenpeace audit confirmed their waste water was so clean it complies with the norms of drinking water!

So go ahead, fall in love with these gorgeous linen styles, effortlessly ethical and sustainable fashion!


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