In addition to its interesting intrinsic properties, Flax fibres also present a lot of ecological benefits:
First of all, Flax fibers are renewable resources. They have been renewed by nature and human ingenuity for millennia.
Flax is a plant that grows naturally, and needs very few chemicals. Few or no fertilizers and/or pesticides are being used compared to other crops. Also, flax does not require irrigation during the growing process.
They are also carbon neutral: they absorb the same amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
During the transformation from stem to fibres, mainly organic wastes are generated that can be used to produce electricity or make ecological products.
Last but not least; at the end of their life cycle, Flax fibres are 100% biodegradable.