Linen, precious as the future

Linen, precious as the future

Linen, precious as the future

Linen: natural par excellence.

Flax and hemp are natural fibres with exceptional properties, not only because they respect the environment, but also because they safeguard the health of human beings.

All yarns come with the highest certification, due to meticulous regulation throughout an entirely European supply chain. European suppliers and growers guarantee compliance with environmental and social standards, to reassure the customer of the integrity of each phase of the production process.

As verification of our continuous commitment to sustainability, the European fibre we use has certified traceability: LCA CERTIFIED SCUTCHED FIBRE 

Transparent choices and processes, which we love to share: 

download our Sustainability Report (2022) to learn more

The production process that also favours nature.

If there is one word that best describes the sustainability of linen, it is circularity

The fibre is 100% circular because the by-products of its production process are used as secondary raw material. And that’s not all – linen fibre is 100% biodegradable and the energy used for its production is from 4% to 10% of that which would be required to produce synthetic fibres (in MJ/Kg).

The cultivation of flax has low environmental impact and contributes to the protection of the land.


It does not require artificial irrigation, only rainwater.


It has reduced need for fertilisers, pesticides or herbicides and requires little manuring.


It contributes to the preservation of watercourses and groundwater.


Its root system improves soil structure and fertility.


One hectare of flax retains 3.7 t./ha of CO2 every year.

” 100% biodegradable and 100% circular: linen is the natural fibre that most stands out for its ecological profile and its ethical values. “

Traced Sustainability.

In 2022 we created a digital passport for the 1873 The Ould Linen yarn: thus began the process of traceability from field to yarn based on blockchain technology.

The various steps can be seen by accessing a dynamic QR code, where each actor in the supply chain independently enters their own details.

Digital Passport 1873 – The Ould Linen

The passport can be easily integrated with any information relating to operations following spinning (weaver, finisher and garment manufacturer): the final consumer will thus be able to trace every step of the supply chain by accessing the QR code. With this technology it is possible not only to verify the location, but also the date on which the processing took place.

The numbers of linen’s ecological footprint.

0 ,7 t./ha
deductions per year per hectare of flax
hectares of flax grown in Europe
tonnes of CO2 stored *
millions of cubic metres of water would be consumed if flax crops were replaced. with cotton
tonnes of CO2 greenhouse gas emissions avoided every year in Europe.
tonnes of oil equivalent saved per year
tonnes of phytosanitary products saved per year
millions of cubic metres of water would be consumed if flax crops were replaced. with cotton

* average calculated over the 2004/2011 marketing years in France, Belgium and the Netherlands – sources C.I.P.A.LIN (FR), A.B.V (B), C.V. (NL)

** Source: Audit Commission Européenne, Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament, Brussels, 2008 / ACV linen shirt, Bio Intelligence Service 2007