Sustainable Linen Clothing Brands We Love

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What is linen?

Linen is a natural material made from flax, also known as linseed. Flax is used both as a source of food (including an egg substitute in Vegan baking) and for its fibre to make clothing, bedding, and towels to name just a few. If you are a visual person like me, this 2 minute video on making linen is definitely worth the watch.
 

Is Linen Sustainable? 

Compared to other natural materials like cotton, linen requires less water and pesticides to grow, and you can avoid pesticides altogether by choosing organic linen.
Linen is 30% stronger than cotton and is long lasting thanks to the long, thick flax fibres that are spun or woven together to form the linen fabric.
There is very little waste from growing flax as most parts are used either for fabric or food production.
It is also said that linen improves with age, becoming softer with every wear making it a wonderful life-long addition to any conscious closet.
            These qualities make linen a great sustainable choice for your home and clothing.
             

            Why we are a huge fan of linen dresses?

            While soft, linen can have a natural stiffness, which means linen dresses have a beautiful flow and drape to them. Linen is also breathable and a great fabric to wear in Australia as the fibres are porous and keep you cool in the mid-day sun, while also having the ability to insulate during cooler periods. This makes long linen dresses a great tran-seasonal choice. Linen is also fast drying, making it perfect for beachwear that might get splashed at the shoreline.
             

            Sustainable linen clothing brands we love.

               

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            Luna + Sun

            Luna + Sun is Australian made and uses Oeko-Tex certified materials in their garments. In addition to most of their items being 100% linen, their hanging ribbons are made by linen and each clothing label is organic cotton. Luna + Sun is also accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia, ensuring all their workers are paid appropriately, receive their legal entitlements and are working in safe conditions throughout their entire supply chain. 

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            Seaside Tones

            Each mindful and minimalist piece is ethically made in Poland in safe and fair working conditions. All Seaside Tones fabrics are organic and made from the highest quality pure Polish linen, plus they are coloured without any harmful chemicals.

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            Wilga Clothing

            Designed and made in Melbourne, Australia, Wilga uses predominantly natural fibres such as linen to create unique, breezy pieces that can be easily styled up or down, making them at home in any closet.

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            Mantaikotai

            Lithuanian ethical fashion label Mantaikotai uses all-natural fabrics to produce beautiful classic garments in tunning natural colours. All garments are made by hand either by owner Lina or with help from a small group of tailors. 

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            Nich

            Nich create ethically handcrafted garments that are both beautiful and breathable. Nich is a Ukrainian brand that uses linen to create relaxing and stylish clothing for sizes XS to XXL.

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            Odalux

            Family owned and operated, Odalux is a linen brand based in Lithuania that uses Okeo Tex certified linen to create natural, modern and minimalist garments that go from size XS to 4XL. 

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            Vikki Trims 

            Vikki Trims is passionate about raw, natural fabrics and simple luxury. Vikki mindfully handcrafts each item and designs them to be comfortable, timeless, minimalist and feminine, while remaining affordable. Vikki Trims linen is sourced from ethical factories in Europe and each garment is designed and made in Perth, Australia. 

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