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Article: Linen: An Ecological and Elegant Fiber


Linen: An Ecological and Elegant Fiber

Linen is a natural plant fiber recognized for its exceptional ecological qualities. It requires no pesticides or lots of water for growth, making it a preferred choice for eco-conscious brands like Apnée Swimwear .

The little history of linen

Flax has been cultivated for millennia. Its roots retain CO2, and it is estimated that flax cultivation in Europe retains 250,000 tonnes of CO2 each year. Around mid-June, the flax fields are distinguished by their magnificent blue flowers. These stems are then harvested in July and left on the ground for a few weeks for retting, thus facilitating the extraction of the flax fibers.

Today, almost 80% of global flax production comes from Western Europe, including countries such as France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Flax field

Why choose linen? A responsible choice

At Apnée Swimwear , we chose linen for its quality and commitment to ethical fashion. Our linen is not only grown and woven in Belgium, but it is also certified by the Masters of Linen label. This label guarantees that the linen product has been produced 100% in Europe, from cultivation to processing and manufacturing of the garment. Each stage of production is traceable and subject to strict standards.

Label Masters of Linen

For our men's beachwear line, linen was the obvious choice. We wanted to bring a touch of modernity to the color palette of our men's linen shirts and revisit the cut of linen pants in a chic and casual style. Our favorite piece is undoubtedly the zipped hooded jacket, revisited in a linen version, a unique piece that you won't find anywhere else.

Discover our linen collection

For the development of our men's beachwear line , we immediately thought of linen, a noble and eco-responsible material. Committing to ethical and sustainable fashion also means questioning the choice of materials, their quality and their origin. Our linen is grown and woven in Belgium and meets the Masters of Linen quality label.

We wanted to bring a touch of modernity in the choice of colors for men's linen shirts , and revisited the cut of linen pants in a chic and casual style. Our favorite piece is without a doubt the zipped hooded jacket , twisted into a linen version, that you won't find anywhere else and won't take off all summer.

Apnée Swimwear doesn't just choose ethical materials; we also strive to create unique and trendy pieces. For example, our linen zip-up hooded jacket is a piece you won't want to leave behind this summer. Plus, with free delivery on orders over €150 and free exchanges and returns within the EU, it's never been easier to choose Apnée for your ethical fashion needs.

Khaki linen shirt

Linen is much more than just a fiber; it is a symbol of sustainability and commitment to the environment. At Apnée Swimwear , we pride ourselves on our choice of premium linen and our commitment to more ethical and sustainable fashion. By choosing Apnea , you are making an informed choice for the future of our planet.

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