What is Line&hemp

What is linen

The legend of flax fiber began 38,000 years ago. From Europe to Asia, flax was once a symbol of civilization that attracted people from all over the world. Today, when consumers pay more attention to values such as ethics, responsibility, and wisdom, flax is reborn as it satisfies consumers' ethical, aesthetic and cultural needs in all aspects.

"Either ten thousand years ago or in the future, flax is the teacher of our lives."
——MUJI

With body

Skin-friendly

Linen has a function similar to human skin. Unwashed linen has a secret massage effect, which can improve blood circulation on the body surface and relax the body and mind. Washed or long-lasting linen fabric has a soft touch comparable to cotton.

Hygiene

Antibacterial properties: Flax has dual antibacterial properties, structural antibacterial (anaerobic bacteria) with oxygen-rich hollow fiber and pectin and other trace elements. The antibacterial rate against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus is as high as 90%. Green The antibacterial rate of international standard strains such as Pseudomonas and Candida albicans is as high as 65%.
Low static electricity: the fabric does not generate static electricity due to the balance of positive and negative charges, which avoids the adsorption of dust on static electricity. Only 10% flax blended in the blend can play an anti-static effect.

Protection

Anti-radiation: Linen tents and bedding can effectively relieve the headache of Nanjing's strong magnetic field. Therefore, linen pants can resist the damage of magnetic field radiation to male sperm.
Anti-ultraviolet rays: Flax can reduce the gamma radiation by half, effectively helping the human body to avoid the damage of solar radiation; (The content of hemicellulose flax that absorbs and scatters ultraviolet rays is more than 18%, which is several times that of cotton fiber.)

Comfort

In 2014, the Cetelo Laboratory of the University of Lorraine in France, after studying the comfort index of linen and cotton, polyester and viscose fibers, obtained the following five comfort properties of linen.
Breathability: 100% linen has the best ventilation effect and has a good cooling effect, which is very helpful for people to exercise in a mild or warm environment; (other studies have also shown that summer linen can lower the body by 3~4℃, and heat dissipation is 5 times that of wool and silk. 19 times)
Perspiration: 100% linen fabric has excellent air permeability, which can quickly transport sweat to the outside of the body; (other studies have shown that flax fiber is hollow, has a strong water transport capacity, and has a capillary phenomenon similar to the human body);
Hygroscopicity: 100% linen can quickly absorb liquid and spread it to the largest surface area, thereby promoting the effect of perspiration (absorb 20% of water);
Moisture dispersion: 100% linen has unparalleled moisture management capabilities, with rapid wetting and absorption, rapid diffusion, and large diffusion surface to release water, allowing people to keep the body surface dry;
Constant temperature warmth: 100% flax has a good balance between coolness and heat preservation. By adjusting the selection of yarn, knitting and needle methods, the fabric can be suitable for both summer and winter, much higher than viscose Fiber and cotton
2014 "European Flax: Research on Comfortability of Textile Performance"
CETELOR-Lorraine Textile Testing Center

sorting

Unwrap the hemp bundles, then place the hemp bundles in rows on the ground, sort them according to their quality, and send them to the wooden corrugated board in the humidification chamber to start the baptism process of humidification and health preservation;

With earth
Flax, a natural and friendly natural fiber, has excellent green connotations. The friendliness with the earth is mainly reflected in the life cycle from crops to fabrics. Every purchase of linen products is a vote to protect the earth!

Flax plant is a true champion in ecology and sustainable development
Zero genetically modified organisms (GMO), zero irrigation during the growth process, and a large amount of CO absorption. The planting process rarely requires manual intervention and has the ability to resist insect pests innately. The growth process does not use chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and also has the effect of repairing heavy metals and nuclear contaminated land, which has unparalleled environmental protection value.

• All French people buy a linen shirt instead of a cotton shirt, which saves water equal to the amount of water consumed by the residents of Paris in a year. ——CELC (1 shirt = 13 bottles of water)
•450,000 tons of gas emissions contributing to the greenhouse effect are avoided 50,000 equivalent tons of petrol are economized; 390 tons of phyto-sanitary products are economized
——Source: European Audit Commission, March 2007
• Flax plants have obvious positive effects on diversified agricultural ecosystems and land. Planting flax plants can provide a good "environmental interval".
-"Consultation Report to the European Parliament", Brussels, May 20, 2008

Linen fabric, with the reputation of "lifetime", can be recycled and biodegradable
From plants to fabrics, flax can be used throughout its life cycle, realizing zero waste. Whether it is linen clothing or bedding and other linen fabrics, it can be used for at least 20 years, so it has the reputation of "lifetime" in Europe.
• The mechanical properties of linen yarn and fabric are increased by 20% after being soaked. The durability and high density of the fabric make the service life of linen at least twice that of cotton, and it is stronger after washing, increasing the use of plants and reducing the waste of resources;
• Flax fiber is rich in silicon, which can be effectively antiseptic. The mummies unearthed in Egypt for thousands of years are the best example;
• The test of time brings seductive luster to linen. At the end of its service life, pure flax products can be completely biodegraded and recycled.

"In Antiquity, linen was used to swath newborns but also for burial cloths. It is thus a fabric for life and death, a universal fabric, par excellence."
——Antonio Marras, Kenzo

What is hemp

In the eyes of Western experts, it is known as the "second skin of the human body"; in the long history of the East, it is known as the "source of national textiles and the ancestor of clothing for thousands of years". Today, it is hailed as: the most perfect fiber since the birth of human civilization has become a strong competitor of flax in the future. Whether from the comfort to the human body, the usability, or the various indicators that are beneficial to humans and the earth, hemp has shown unparalleled advantages and has attracted more and more attention in the textile, medical, food, and energy fields.

"Hemp is the most useful, strongest, strongest, and most durable material on your planet. You can't make better clothes, stronger ropes, and more easily harvested pulp materials. You cut hundreds of them every year. Thousands of trees are made into pulp so that you can read in the newspapers how the world’s forests are destroyed. Hemp can supply you with millions of newspapers without cutting a single tree. In fact, hemp can cost a tenth The cost of replacing so many quality materials."
-"Dialogue with God" [America] Neil Donald Walsh

With body / on the human body
Flax is a human-friendly fiber, and hemp seems to be more considerate and delicate. It not only has almost all the human-friendly advantages of flax, but more importantly: many indicators are better than flax. On the way people are increasingly looking for better fibers, hemp has attracted more and more attention. Well-known brands such as ZARA, Levi’s, MUJI, and H&M have also launched their own comfortable hemp clothing for the spring and summer of 2021 to continuously improve people's lives.

Skin-friendly

Hemp single fiber is the softest of all hemp fibers. It can avoid the itchiness and roughness of other hemp textile products without special treatment, and has a stronger affinity for human skin;

Hygiene

Antibacterial: Hemp has excellent natural antibacterial properties. The fiber is hollow, and there are many pores and gaps in the fiber epidermis. It is filled with oxygen so that anaerobic bacteria cannot survive. At the same time, it is rich in more than 10 phenolic substances and their derivatives, which can be effective Naturally antibacterial. (Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Candida albicans, the inhibition rate is above 96%)

Antistatic: Good antistatic performance, so as to avoid causing skin allergies, rashes, acupuncture and other static damage. (Thanks to the stable fiber molecular structure, good alignment and orientation, almost no static electricity, excellent moisture absorption, it can also avoid static electricity accumulation, and also avoid static electricity and dust adsorption.)

Protection

Anti-ultraviolet rays: Ordinary clothing can block 30~80% of ultraviolet rays. Normal hemp fabric can block more than 95% of ultraviolet rays without special treatment, and hemp canvas can even be as high as 100%. Hemp cloth can protect human skin from various diseases caused by excessive ultraviolet radiation;

Radiation protection: Hemp, like flax, also has a low magnetic field, and can effectively shield and scatter strong magnetic field radiation, which can harm the human body.

Noise reduction and sound absorption: Hemp fiber has better sound absorption ability than polyester and cotton fiber, mainly due to the large voids in the fiber, and the cross-section is irregular polygon, waist round or polygonal. So it is widely used in interior decoration.

Comfort

Smooth hand feeling: Hemp fiber has a finer average fineness and shorter length, which is close to cotton, and the ends of the fiber cells are blunt and round, so the hand feels soft and comfortable, smooth and delicate;

Moisture absorption and perspiration: Hemp fiber has a long and slender cavity in the center, which is connected with many cracks and small holes distributed on the surface of the fiber. The excellent capillary effect makes the hemp fiber excellent in moisture absorption and perspiration performance. Compared with cotton fabric, wearing hemp clothing can make the human body feel about 5℃ lower in temperature.

Breathability: Hemp fiber has outstanding moisture absorption and breathability. It is mainly due to the slender cavity structure of the fiber, in addition to the many cracks and micropores distributed on its surface, which are connected with the slender cavity in the center of the fiber, forming an excellent capillary effect structure;

Adjust temperature: Hemp fiber has excellent capillary effect. For example, human skin can absorb and discharge moisture and heat from the body surface, thereby reducing the body temperature and maintaining the best heat and moisture balance of the human body.

With Earth

Hemp, a precious gift from nature, has been used by mankind for tens of thousands of years. In the long history, from planting to processing, from weaving to life, in every complete life cycle, it shows Connected with the natural blood, and caring for Mother Earth in an incomparable way, the cycle goes back and forth.

Flax plant is a true champion in ecology and sustainable development
Zero genetically modified organisms (GMO), zero irrigation during the growth process, and a large amount of CO absorption. The planting process rarely requires manual intervention and has the ability to resist insect pests innately. The growth process does not use chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and also has the effect of repairing heavy metals and nuclear contaminated land, which has unparalleled environmental protection value.

• All French people buy a linen shirt instead of a cotton shirt, which saves water equal to the amount of water consumed by the residents of Paris in a year. ——CELC (1 shirt = 13 bottles of water)
•450,000 tons of gas emissions contributing to the greenhouse effect are avoided 50,000 equivalent tons of petrol are economized; 390 tons of phyto-sanitary products are economized
——Source: European Audit Commission, March 2007
• Flax plants have obvious positive effects on diversified agricultural ecosystems and land. Planting flax plants can provide a good "environmental interval".
-"Consultation Report to the European Parliament", Brussels, May 20, 2008

Linen fabric, with the reputation of "lifetime", can be recycled and biodegradable
From plants to fabrics, flax can be used throughout its life cycle, realizing zero waste. Whether it is linen clothing or bedding and other linen fabrics, it can be used for at least 20 years, so it has the reputation of "lifetime" in Europe.
• The mechanical properties of linen yarn and fabric are increased by 20% after being soaked. The durability and high density of the fabric make the service life of linen at least twice that of cotton, and it is stronger after washing, increasing the use of plants and reducing the waste of resources;
• Flax fiber is rich in silicon, which can be effectively antiseptic. The mummies unearthed in Egypt for thousands of years are the best example;
• The test of time brings seductive luster to linen. At the end of its service life, pure flax products can be completely biodegraded and recycled.

"In Antiquity, linen was used to swath newborns but also for burial cloths. It is thus a fabric for life and death, a universal fabric, par excellence."
——Antonio Marras, Kenzo