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From flax to By Mölle linen

From flax to By Mölle linen

Linen is made from the flax plant - Linum Usitissimum. In early spring, the flax seeds are sown, and after 100 days, the plant blooms with beautiful blue flowers, and the flax is harvested. Linen has a rich history and is one of the oldest known fabrics. There was already a flax culture around 8000 BC. In ancient Egypt, flax was a sacred symbol of light and purity due to its positive effects on health and beauty. Wall paintings depict blooming flax plants, and the Egyptian protective goddess Isis wears white linen. The Phoenicians introduced the crop to Europe, and during the Roman Empire, linen became extremely popular. It was discovered then that the best quality flax grows in Northern Europe, where the weather conditions and soil are ideal for its cultivation.Bloeiend vlasveldTo make linen from the fibers of the flax plant, several processes are required. The best sowing time is around April 10-12. After sowing, it takes a hundred days until the harvest in August. The highlight is when the fields turn sky blue with blossoms that last only one day. The flowers open early in the morning, and the petals fall off in the afternoon. The flax is ready for harvest when small seed pods appear on the stalks.Vlasplantenvironmentally friendly and sustainable
Flax is environmentally friendly and sustainable. The plant absorbs a lot of CO2 and nitrogen and does not require artificial fertilizers or pesticides. The whole plant is used. The fibers are used to make linen, paper, and rope. The seeds are used for oil production for natural paint, soap, and cosmetics. The remaining parts are used for animal feed because they are rich in protein. While in the 1950s, around 32,000 hectares of flax were cultivated in Twente and other areas, it is now grown on approximately 2,040 hectares, mainly in Zeeland and Noord-Brabant. Recently, linen has been becoming increasingly popular. The fabric has many advantages. For those who prefer to furnish their homes sustainably with natural materials instead of synthetic ones, linen is highly recommended.By Mölle linnen beddengoed en kussenstraditional craftsmanship 
Linen made from European flax is considered the best in the world. The plant requires our maritime climate to grow. For our linen collection, we collaborate with carefully selected flax weavers in Europe. The traditional craft, from harvesting to spinning and weaving, dates back over a hundred years. We are delighted with this collaboration. You can see the craftsmanship of the linen fabrics and the beautiful natural tones that may vary slightly depending on the amount of sunlight during each harvest.By Mölle linnen op maat gemaakthandmade in our atelier in Dalfsen
Discover our collection of pure linen goods, specially handwoven from the finest European flax. All our 
pillows, bed- en table linens are handmade in our atelier in Dalfsen, the Netherlands. We also specialize in linen curtains. If you have any questions, please contact us for more information.