French Linen from Normandy
Normandy's climate experiences very little sun throughout the year.
Dense clouds cover the sky, and it often starts and stops raining. Countless blue flowers can be seen blowing in the wind.
We met these little flowers visiting a vast linen farm just over a year ago.
The flax flower only blooms for one day during its lifetime. It takes about 10 months from here to become a shirt.
As producers, we search for the finest raw materials. As an ancient natural fiber, linen boasts a rich heritage.
Not only is linen able to both retain and expel water with ease, but it also boasts excellent antibacterial and deodorant effects.
Due to these superior qualities, linen is often worn year-round in Europe.
The natural variations of the flax plant are responsible for its signature melange.
The mysteries behind this beautiful textile continue far before and beyond the harvest.
Linen qualities improve or decline depending on how it is handled and treated.
Farming methods play a major role in how the final fabric turns out.