We are hesitant to jump on the “green” bandwagon, but Libeco Home does have a compelling eco-friendly story that is worth sharing. Libeco didn’t start out to create a sustainable product so they could market it as "environmentally friendly" bedding or table wear. Libeco just keeps growing, harvesting and weaving flax the way they have done it for the past 150 years. The process treads lightly on the environment and the flax itself is so versatile that there is no waste.
Here are just a few of the uses from the flax plant oil and seeds:
- Flax seed is beneficial in human and animal nutrition because of its very high content of alpha omega-3 fatty acids. Flax seeds can be used as the base for a fine flour used in medical compresses.
- Linseed oil, squeezed out of flax seeds, is also used as a component in paints, cosmetics, soil coverings, etc.
- Flax fibers are also being used in heat insulation, packaging, etc.
- The remaining residual products are used in fiber boards, bank notes, etc.
- The inherent strength of linen yarn reduces the need for starching during spinning and weaving.
- Linen fabrics can be recycled into paper and insulation materials for the car industry.
Source: Libeco Home