10 Eco-Friendly Linen Clothing Brands for Breathability & Comfort
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There’s no doubt about it; linen is the perfect fabric to wear during the warmer months. This natural fabric has many benefits to wearing in heat; it’s no wonder it’s a classic favorite.
Why choose linen before other natural fabrics?
Linen is more durable than cotton, incredibly easy to care for, and it’s moisture-wicking making it very breathable and always cool to the touch. The flax plant (where linen comes from) is more sustainable than most because it requires little water to grow. However, not all linen is created equally. If linen is grown naturally (without pesticides) and undyed or only dyed with eco-friendly dyes, it would be able to biodegrade relatively quickly.
which type of linen should you look for?
I suggest looking for organic linen to ensure no chemicals have been used. I know this cannot be easy because organic linen is rarer to find. However, I think linen is already a more sustainable fiber than most, so if you love an ethical brand that uses linen (without an organic label), go for it! You can always mention the fabric and see if they will make the switch (or if it is even attainable for them in the near future). You can also find a couple of certifications like Oeko-Tex & European Flax, which hold higher standards for the production of linen. Overall, linen is a better fabric choice and will make a great addition to your Spring & Summer wardrobe - or, if you live in warmer climates, your wardrobe all year long!
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Here are 10 sustainable linen brands you will love…
This brand consciously take responsibility for the planet and their communities through the clothes they create. Besides using the natural linen fabric, they also use ethical manufacturing, and recycled materials within their packaging. They say they are “a clothing line for the environmentally conscious who look beyond fads and aim to be timeless.”
I own a couple pieces from this brand, and love them. All of their pieces are manufactured in family run factories that pay fair wages & provide medical care. Neu Nomads believe in simple, sustainable luxury at affordable prices, and every piece in their collection is made from organic, plant-derived fabrics & non-toxic dyes.
I’ve loved this brand for years - it was formally Tribe Alive & I think the new name is great. They have such a beautiful, classic style, and their organic linen collection is perfect. Plus, their manufacturing process is free of toxic chemicals and dyes.
Carve Designs’ collection of linen shorts are blended with lyocell to make a soft and breathable fabric that you can wear all summer long. As a company born at the beach and inspired by the outdoors, Carve also offers swimwear made from recycled materials and other casual, everyday clothing. From their material selection to their packaging and give-back programs, Carve is committed to ethical and sustainable production every step of the way.
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