Linen scores very highly on
ecological factors. Flax is a natural product that does not require
irrigation during growth, and needs little or no chemical
treatment. All parts of the plant are used, so there is no waste.
Linen fabric is 100% biodegradable and recyclable.
The environmental impact of
spinning and weaving flax is virtually zero. Libeco also invests
systematically in new techniques and production methods to reduce
the consumption of energy and raw materials even further.
Libeco only selects partners that
meet their high ecological standards for finishing of its linen
products. Biological waste water purification, use of water-based
dyes and oxygen-based bleaches are minimum requirements. The
selected dyes are fully compliant with the European REACH
The Libeco collections listed below
highlight these ecological qualities.
This collection achieves the
highest ecological standards of all: the flax for this collection
is grown in an entirely organic way. Spinning, weaving and
finishing of the linen is done using the most ecological and
socially responsible methods, as confirmed by the GOTS
certification that covers the entire production process. For more
information, see the "organic linen"
The Eco Linen collection consists
of a series of flax-colored fabrics. "Flax" is a unique color
created by the natural interplay of sun, rain and earth during the
retting process. As a result, these textiles are not dyed and
therefore contain no chemical residues. Eco Linen is a worldwide
registered quality mark, and this collection is also fully
certified by Oeko-Tex..
All Libeco fabrics are
compliant with the Oeko-Tex 100 standard, and some are also
certified. The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 quality label is the
best-known and most common quality certificate for independently
tested textiles found to be free of harmful substances.