Spotlight- our GOTS organic linen
It’s grown here in Europe, meaning transport distances (and therefore co2 emissions) are minimal AND all it needs to grow is rainwater. Those factors make it far more sustainable to produce than other fabrics like cotton. In fact, the CELC says buying a linen shirt instead of a cotton can save thirteen 1.5 litre bottles of water!
Choosing the right fabric supplier can be a daunting task - there are endless options and we wanted to make sure we partnered with people we align with.
But after months of research and sourcing, we found Libeco and they ticked all the right boxes.
About our supplier
Libeco are a linen and hemp mill based in Belgium and they’ve been growing flax for over 160 years.
There are endless options when it comes to fabric suppliers but Libeco’s commitment to sustainability made them a perfect match for us. They have a ‘zero waste policy’ so they use all parts of the flax plant to produce food, animal bedding, textiles, insulation and paper and since 2014 Libeco have been certified carbon neutral. They use 80% renewable wind energy and 20% of their own energy from solar panels.
What is GOTS?
GOTS stands for Global Organic Textiles Standard - it’s the leading standard for organic fibres. It ensures that the fabrics are organic as well as environmentally and socially responsible.
Our linen is grown by organic farmers and is spun, woven and finished without the addition of any harmful chemicals or pesticides. This creates a healthier environment for the farmers, the planet and for your skin!