It’s been right under our noses. This tiny but mighty, eco-powerhouse: the flax seed. It is not only good for your health, it is beautiful in your home and on your body. If you need to match a seam,it may demand a little extra sweat. In terms of the environment however, it is arguably one of the least invasive and it leaves a virtually invisible footprint.
At300Nelson, we realize the benefits and we would like to share some of them with you. Let’s take a brief but deep dive:
- It is one of the world’s oldest and most sustainable seeds. Flax grows naturally and requires minimal irrigation or energy to produce.
- Flax seeds require no additional water, other than rainwater.
- It is naturally biodegradable and recyclable.
- Flax absorbs CO2.
- When it is grown in the appropriate geographical zone or climate, there is zero waste. Every part of the plant is used.
- It is often grown on arid terrain not suited to other crops.
- When it comes to fabric, linen is timeless. In fact, it’s been around since before medieval times. Some might even call it Paleo.
One of the most ideal climatic conditions for flax is found in Europe. The Belgians have been planting, harvesting and producing linen for ages. Their climate is ideal, their land is well-suited and their experience is unparalleled. We chose a Belgian linen-cotton blend for obvious reasons and we are certain that you will love it too.