Linen: The Eco-Friendly Fabric You Need in Your Wardrobe

The conversation surrounding sustainability and ethical practices in the fashion world has become increasingly important.More and more people are searching for eco-friendly fabrics that are both durable and stylish.

One such fabric that has been gaining popularity in recent years is linen. Not only is linen a versatile and breathable fabric, but it is also a sustainable option that is gentle on the environment.

Let’s explore the many benefits of linen, as well as the sustainable production process that makes it an excellent choice for eco-conscious consumers. Join us as we dive into the world of linen and discover why it should be a staple in your wardrobe.

The Benefits of Linen

The Benefits of Linen are endless however we believe these are the top 5 reasons you should be choosing linen clothing if you want to be more eco-conscious:

  1. Durability: Linen is one of the strongest natural fibres, making it incredibly durable and long-lasting. This means that linen garments and home goods are able to withstand wear and tear and retain their shape and quality over time.
  2. Breathability: Linen is highly breathable and moisture-wicking, which makes it perfect for hot and humid climates. Its unique properties also make it a popular choice for summer clothing, as it can help to regulate body temperature and keep the wearer feeling cool and comfortable.
  3. Versatility: Linen is a versatile fabric that can be used for a wide range of applications, from clothing to bedding to tablecloths. Its natural texture and neutral colour also make it a popular choice for basic, minimalist wardrobe essentials.
  4. Sustainability: Linen is a sustainable fabric choice, because it’s made from the fibres of the flax plant which requires less water and pesticides to grow compared to other crops. Additionally, linen production has a low carbon footprint and the entire plant is used during the production process, resulting in minimal waste.
  5. Hypoallergenic: Linen is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to bacteria and fungi, making it an ideal choice for those with sensitive skin. It is also a non-static fabric, which means it does not attract dust or lint. 


How is Linen Made

Linen is a textile made from the fibres of the flax plant. Flax plants are harvested, and the fibres are extracted and spun into yarn. The yarn is then woven to create linen fabric. The production process is quite labour-intensive, as it involves a number of steps. However, the resulting fabric is durable, breathable, and versatile, making it a popular choice for clothing. Adding to that, the sustainable production process of linen makes it an attractive option for eco-conscious consumers.

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Linen is a Sustainable Fabric

One of the key reasons linen is a sustainable fabric is because there is no waste left. The entire flax plant can be woven into a fibre during the spinning and weaving process. Water pollution is almost non exciting if the linen is organically processed without chemicals and intense dyes.

Linen is a sustainable fabric that offers many benefits for both the environment and the wearer. Its durability, breathability, versatility, sustainability, and hypoallergenic properties make it a top choice for those looking for a more eco-friendly and ethical approach to fashion.

Choose Linen

By choosing linen, we can not only make a positive impact on the environment, but also enjoy the many practical and gorgeous benefits that this timeless fabric has to offer.

EMILIA OHRTMANN has created an exclusive range of linen essential pieces. The following basics are perfect to get your essential wardrobe off to a good start. 

The Audrey Shirt

It's a slightly shorter yet classic white linen blouse with an oversized cut and wide sleeves that are also shorter and two big pockets on the front. It is made of 100% Portuguese linen.

The Tyra Trousers

Tyra Linen Trousers

These wide legged linen trousers are high waisted come with an elastic waist at the back and a fabric belt. They have two pockets at the print and two at the back. They are very comfortable and elegant and look amazing with sneakers, flats for the day and also heels for an evening outfit.

Available in Black or Beige.

Make sure to watch Emilia's styling video HERE!


The Cosima Shorts

White Tank Top - Organic Cotton - Sustainable fashion Dubai - slow fashion | EMILIA OHRTMANN

The Cosima Shorts is the essential wardrobe shorts. The soft linen makes it simple to dress up or down and  perfect for everyday wear during the summer.

Our linen comes from Portugal and is Oeko Tex certified. The Cosima Shorts are available in Black, White and Beige.

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