Style With Substance S2 Episode 8: What Makes Linen So Sustainable
Natural fibres are arguably very sustainable but some, like cotton can be devastating on the environment. We speak to Lea Wieser, Co Founder of Arkitaip to find out what makes linen so sustainable.
Series Two, Episode Eight
When you think of a really luxurious linen brand, Arkitaip is surely top of your list. Lea Wieser co created the company with her Mum. Together they design the clothes and Lea’s mum crochets the beautiful bags and swimwear that the label offers. Lea herself is a big fan of linen. Like cotton and wool, it has a lot of amazing hidden properties that make it sound more like a really techy sports fabric, rather than a natural and biodegradable material. Lea knows a lot about natural linen and shares with us why it inspired her to begin her own fashion label.
Natural & Biodegradable
Linen fabric is really great for our skin, because it’s hypoallergenic and temperature regulating. This makes it a kinder fabric for people with sensitive skin, plus it can be worn all year round. Unlike growing cotton, growing flax linen uses rain water and doesn’t compromise the land for growing food later on. It also doesn’t need pesticides. In her words, organic linen fabric is the perfect durable low impact clothing, grown and made in Europe, which minimises the companie’s carbon footprint. Lea’s love for the fabric and for the amazing artisan work of her Mother is infectious, you’ll be a linen nut too after this episode.
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