Sustainability Flax & linen

» Linen is a sustainable material by nature. That doesn’t stop us from improving our production and supply chain to reduce our footprint further «

Flax is a more sustainable choice

Linen is a natural fiber from the flax plant, thriving in cool climates with adequate rainfall. It is far more sustainable than cotton because flax cultivation requires less water and essentially no irrigation systems due to the rainy growing season. Inherent insect-repelling properties significantly reduce the need for pesticides when growing flax. The seeds are edible, and oil pressed from the seeds is the main ingredient in organic linseed oil paint.

The use of linen as fabric dates back to 4000 BC. Durable linen enjoys a long lifespan, making it one of the most sustainable fabrics. Its health benefits are many. It does not cause allergic reactions], inhibits bacterial growth, and retains warmth when it is cold yet is cool and breathable when it’s warm.


Sustainability – Axling’s product responsibility

All Axlings linen products are made with flax harvested and produced in the Baltic region – about 500 km from our Stockholm office. Whenever possible, we order larger quantities for each shipment instead of ordering smaller volumes more frequently. Therefore, we reduce fossil fuel emissions from transportation. To inspire our clients, we also challenge them to place fewer but larger volume orders to help reduce the negative effects of transportation. Imagine if we can reduce our carbon footprint by 50 % together. Eliminating the use of plastic packaging is another goal we have set. Until we identify a sound alternative to plastic, we are working to reduce the use of plastic by excluding it or simply by placing more products in each package.