Flax-linen, a symbolic and versatile textile fibre

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Alliance for European Flax-linen and Hemp


People have been wearing flax-linen for over 38,000 years. A vector for innovation and creation, it has crossed the ages and civilisations, adapting to people’s needs and environmental concerns. It is grown in Western Europe, with France as the world’s largest producer. The transformation of the flax plant into textile fibre requires close coordination between the farmer and scutcher. Flax-linen is also part of a promising future in the form of high-performing bio-based composites.

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