Why You Should Choose 100% Belgian Linen™
The Belgian Linen™ Trademark is exclusively available for those fabrics/trimmings which are woven in Belgium and which are made of at least 85% in weight of natural vegetable flax fibers of EU-origin. These products pass severe quality tests to ensure you are getting the “best of the best” with your linen purchase.
Linen has a unique combination of properties; lasting durability, unrivalled comfort and rich color absorption. The more it is used, the more beautifully it ages. It is highly absorbent, lint-free and non allergenic.
Why Use Belgian Linen?
Today there are many knock-offs on the market, offered at low prices and with no quality guarantee. Often they even carry the Belgian Linen™ name or logo although they are manufactured far away from Belgium. Sometimes, not always, the fiber is of Belgian origin but all the essential transformation processes are done in other parts of the world.
At Cloth Studio, we personally select all our linens from certified Belgian Linen™ mills and guarantee the quality of the products we sell.
In terms of ecology, linen is a real champion. Flax is a natural product that does not require irrigation during growth and needs little or no chemical treatment. The fiber is harvested through natural processes and all other parts of the plant are used to produce food, paper, or insulation material. Spinning and weaving do not have a significant impact on the environment and again, all residuals are processed resulting in zero waste. Linen fabric is also 100% biodegradable and recyclable.
Flax fiber is hollow on the inside and can absorb moisture well, in fact a linen fabric can absorb up to 20% of its own weight in water! The fiber also releases the moisture easily, which makes the fabric dry quickly. These characteristics make Belgian Linen an ideal choice for towels, bath linen and bed linen.
Flax fiber has great thermoregulating qualities for year-round use. The hollow structure of the fiber breathes and makes it cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
As a natural fiber, flax contains minimal traces of allergens. If you have a sensitive skin, we highly recommend our Libeco Heritage collection, an organic and GOTS certified collection of bed linens.
The extent to which harmful UV rays penetrate fabric is determined by various factors, such as the density, sun protection factor (SPF) and color of the fabric. Linen is usually densely woven, has a high SPF (the rating that is found on sunscreen) and light colors are recommended. This is because harmful UV rays do not penetrate light colors as much as they do dark colors.
Why Does Belgian Linen Cost More?
Our linen is woven in Belgium from Belgian grown flax. Like it’s beer, horses, diamonds and chocolates, Belgium has extremely stringent standards and has been producing linen for hundreds of years . Their mills have the expertise to work with this amazing fibre better than any other country in the world.
How Do You Know You Are Buying Authentic Belgian Linen?
Ask for a seal of authenticity, really. Cloth Studio is officially recognized by the Belgian Linen Association, and we have the documentation to prove it. Belgium stands behind it’s products and certifies its authenticity. Insist on REAL Belgian Linen. You can rest assured knowing an entire country stands behind this product.