ECO-RESPONSIBLE FRENCH CULTURE
France is the leading flax producing country in the world.
60% of world production comes mainly from the Normandy and Hauts de France regions.
The cultivation of this plant requires very little fertilizer and does not need irrigation.
This ecologically remarkable plant is zero waste, because everything is used in flax.
At Linaé, we use it 360°:
- Linseed oil and gel at the heart of our formulas.
- The fiber for our accessories and the development of POS in bio-sourced materials to replace plastic.
One of the richest oils in essential fatty acids (Omega 3). Linseed oil has soothing, anti-inflammatory, healing, nourishing and smoothing properties.
Linseed oil is suitable for all skin types : dry, combination, oily and even the most sensitive skin.
At Linaé, we follow the cold pressing process in the oil mill to have our own organic linseed oil exclusive to the brand and allow us to guarantee exceptional quality.
Flax seeds are rich in mucilage. It swells on contact with water forming a viscous substance: linen gel.
In cosmetics, the use of this gel is very interesting since it acts as a " like hyaluronic acid " and guarantees a very high level of hydration . Linseed gel also has softening and plumping properties.
It is a thermoregulatory fabric. It therefore gives a feeling of freshness in summer and retains heat in winter. Thus, pure linen is very popular in bed sheets, in summer as in winter.
He is hypoallergenic . It is indeed a healthy material which has a beneficial effect on dermatological conditions and which does not irritate the skin.
It is also an absorbent fabric. A linen fabric can absorb 20% moisture without feeling damp and it also dries very quickly.
At last, the linen fabric is very durable . In addition, it does not lint, does not deform and the more you wash it, the more it softens!
Linen can also be used as a bio-sourced material made from flax fibers and 100% natural components.
At Linaé, we use this biodegradable material to develop our displays to replace plastic . It is produced in Normandy in a short circuit, near the fields where flax is grown.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Flax cultivation dates back to at least 5000 BC. JC Symbol of purity and light, it was used for a long time in Egypt to surround the mummies of the Pharaohs with thin strips.
Today, linen is experiencing a real boom in the textile industry, particularly for the manufacture of bags, clothing and household linen.
Endowed with exceptional mechanical properties, flax fiber also paves the way for many technical innovations, particularly in the automotive sector (insulation), or in the sports industry (tennis racket, surfboard).