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For Linen Shore, sustainability is not merely a desire. It is a necessity. Preserving nature’s ecosystem whilst pursuing quality is the mission that lies at the core of each decision, as we carefully calibrate our impact on the people and places that our products are connected to.
We collaborate solely with producers that share this very personal and positive vision, ensuring as far as possible that every single thread, trimming, and packaging component resonates with our belief in zero-impact luxury. Linen Shore constantly strives to embrace pioneering technology and production techniques that enable us to offer products that are timeless in nature whilst remaining ethical and environmentally conscious in form. This is the philosophy that shapes our choices, incorporating sustainable, organic and ethical principles in everything that we do.
Organic linen is one of the primary materials that features in Linen Shore's curated range of products, and as with all our fabrics and textiles, it expresses our unwavering commitment to sustainability.
Every fine weave that is threaded into Linen Shore linen is sourced from the picturesque countryside of Seine-et-Marne in France, where farmers cultivate high quality organic flax using techniques that are gentle on nature and on the people that harness it. Organic flax is a naturally sustainable plant, for it requires minimal irrigation and chemical treatment as it grows. With merely 100 days between sowing and harvesting, flax’s growth cycle is short, and once harvested, it is stacked in hedges to dry. During the production process, almost all of the plant is utilised, and the resulting fabric will naturally decompose, slowly releasing valuable nutrients back into the earth.
The flax is woven into linen by the only CO2-neutral mill in Belgium, which has been in existence since the mid-1800s and has become renowned for its quality linen. Their principles of production are rigorously committed towards zero-impact and the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, seamlessly mirroring our sincere dedication to the environment. The mill only collaborates with partners that meet high ecological standards for the finishing process of its linen products. Biological waste water purification, use of water-based dyes and oxygen-based bleaches are some of the minimum production requirements adopted, whilst all selected dyes are fully compliant with the European REACH standard, which addresses and regulates the use of chemical substances by producers.
Our organic linen bears the internationally recognised GOTS label, which certifies that the entire production process is carried out through ecological and socially responsible methods. In addition, all weaves are Oeko-Tex® certified, thereby certifying that such fabric is free from chemicals that are hazardous or potentially harmful to the human body.
As a CO2-neutral mill, they adopt an integrated ecological plan to reduce emissions through green electricity, LED lighting, solar panels, and the optimization of waste processing. Emissions that cannot be reduced in the short term are offset annually by supporting an international climate project in Uganda that manufactures energy-efficient cookers for the local population. Each device reduces CO2 emissions by 1.4 tons per year while having a positive impact on deforestation.
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