Linen story from plant to fabric, raw material to fabric

The life cycle of a flax crop is 100 days,
Condensed the thinking and observation of the grower.
If this fiber has no future, no fiber has a future.
——"Be Linen" CELC

Who am I?
They put me in a hole in the ground,
They take me out of water,
They put me back in water,
They burn my bones,
They dry me,
They beat me,
I serve at a nobleman’s table,
I accompany him from birth to death.

"Raw Material: Seed ~ Fiber"

Where does the best flax grow?
“Attached to the earth but open to the world”, is the connecting thread of linen's European story. From Riga to Belfast, from Courtrai to Venice, from Saint Malo to Cadiz, from Lille to Milan, it influences markets around the globe but is also synonymous with a typical European art of living. 68% of the world's linen fabric production comes from European soil.

From species research and development, the whole process of planting control, the development of agricultural machinery, professional linen technology...from breeding to planting to linen, the cooperation between high-level practitioners has condensed the wisdom and experience of several generations, which has never been Intermittent, making it impossible for other parts of the world to replicate. EUROPEAN FLAX has become synonymous with the world's premier flax fiber production and quality. It has become the world-renowned growers and raw material suppliers such as Terre de lin / The Land of Flax, Albert Brille NV / Pey Group, and has become the strongest reason for our first choice! Starting from EUROPEAN FLAX®, which is fully traceable and certified, we are confident that we will slowly start serving customers with excellent materials and help more consumers enjoy sustainable, traceable, high-quality, innovative and unique flax.

"An ancient seed, the germ of its life is hidden inside, but it needs to be sown in the soil of the new age.

Planting process-from seeds to fibers

Seeds selection

A few months before planting, French Normandy linen farmers will choose the most suitable flax varieties for growing according to the climate and the soil quality of the plots, and strive to meet the high resistance, and finally harvest high-yield and abundant long-fiber flax.


Sowing (between March 15 and April 15)
On the world's top flax planting belt, farmers have strict requirements for sowing: follow natural farming methods, and plant approximately 2,000 seeds per square meter on plots with sufficient recuperation and fertile growth after crop rotation.

Flowering (June)

Flax needs 100 days to grow to about 1 meter and bloom. It grows on its soft stem and can only bloom for a few hours. However, within a few weeks, the coast of Normandy will show a blue sea of ​​flowers, like ocean waves. The wind swings.

Harvest (July to August)

Harvesting can begin when about 1/3 of the leaves at the bottom of the flax are lost. In order to obtain the complete fiber length, the harvester needs to uproot it (rather than cutting), spread it out in the ground, and accept retting for about 15 days. . Different farmers and different plots have their own strict harvest time points to ensure the maturity of the fiber and achieve uniform quality. Almost all blue linen here is delicate, tough and even.

Retting (August)

The transformation from plant to fiber requires natural separation of the epidermis, pectin layer and intermediate lignin, all of which is left to the mother of nature. Under the repeated action of sunlight and rain and dew, the microorganisms begin to ferment, causing the fibers to gradually fall off the skin and wood stalk core, presenting a natural mottled rice ash, and only then is there a linen treasure that the industry talks about-Yulu linen; produced in Europe The fiber is very delicate, and the linen farmer takes care of the degree of retting in the retting to make it uniform.

Flap linen

Without high-quality linen and broken stems, high-quality yarns cannot be spun. The high-quality crops are sent to the processing plant, where they are separated from the epidermis and lignin into linen. The whole process does not use any chemical substances, and is realized purely mechanically and physically, reducing the impact on the environment. Linen fibers need to undergo strict sensory evaluation to divide them into 9 different grades.
*Mainly based on: natural properties (softness, gloss, density), color, strength, fineness, uniformity, cleanliness and other indicators to comprehensively consider.

Packed in bundles

The linen is made into a round roll packaging*. The linen can be wrapped together in even layers, labelled, and note the production year, farmer code, weight, linen year and date and time, bar code, etc. details. EUROPEAN FLAX® realizes the same goods certificate in export to ensure the traceability of fiber from the source to the processing quality.
*Reduce the processing time of the carding machine and improve work efficiency.
Spinning process-from flax to yarns

Where is the hope of the world flax industry?
"The hope of the world's flax industry lies in China. China's flax industry can create a new market, which can not only increase the world's flax consumption. But also make noble flax products play a greater role in meeting consumer needs. We believe that China has enough strength to create enough added value to bring the flax industry to the next level."
—— Frederick Duch, President of the European Flax and Linen Federation
Leaving the magical land of Normandy, with the identity of EUROPEAN FLAX®, most of them were sent to China. Started another life journey that has undergone magical transformation. Such an excellent fiber raw material, whether it is fiber length, splitting degree, and strength, is the best. The color uniformity is also due to other linen producing areas, so it is not difficult to understand that our yarns are both in appearance and internal physical properties. So different. Of course, this will inevitably be inseparable from our long-term partners Jinda Holdings, Golden Eagle Group and other companies in terms of processing and textile experience, continuous innovation and environmental protection efforts. Only by making it stronger (up to 2 times that of cotton and 3 times that of wool) can it be woven into a cleaner and durable fabric. As time goes by, more technical research results make it more valuable.

The rough and messy linen, through multiple mechanized processing and strict quality control, has become an ingot of fine hair, pure white and holy art. It condenses our important partners Jinda Holdings, Golden Eagle Group, Changzhou Meiyuan and other powerful brands for ten years of continuous pursuit of high standards, helping us to lay a solid foundation for the quality of our fabrics.

Weaving process-from yarn to greige

Excellent linen fabrics will make people feel more heart-pounded, that soft and waxy hand feel, with the touch of nature. We have an intimate relationship with a living material like flax over time. From one ingot to one horse, every process and every link is our memory of the habits of flax fiber. From the warping, sizing to the machine, we choose the best Italian rapier looms to be gentle, and finally show in the texture and appearance, so that the linen grey fabric can live up to the glory of the queen of natural fibers.
"I like linen because it is a noble fabric with unlimited possibilities."
-Giorgio Armani

Dying&Printing process-from greige to finished

Grey fabrics make our linen fabrics take shape. If we want to meet the demands of customers and consumers in all aspects of aesthetic life, we need to pass the rough grey fabrics through pre-processing, printing and dyeing and post-processing. Every link The quality of the product will be the basis of the next step of the process, so whether it is to remove impurities on the fabric by cooking, scouring, bleaching, etc., or the balance of dyes, process texture and environmental protection in printing and dyeing, or even the final post-processing Superb linen, we strive for 100% completion in every detail.