Why is the fabric this popular? It's light and strong, very comfortable to wear and dries quickly.
And yes, linen is a sustainable fabric too! It's made from the flax plant. A strong, sturdy plant with beautiful, little blue flowers that can grow without hardly using any chemicals and fertilizers. As long as water is available, this plant is happy.
Bast fibres such as linen grow well on land that's unsuitable for food production and therefore growing flax may help to re-cultivate polluted soils.
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