When we had the idea of CORKonLINEN we decided to make a material with a lower environmental impact compared to what already excists. The goal was to replace cotton with a more sustainable material.
Did you know that France is the biggest producer of flax and linen worldwide ? – If not, you now understand our motivation. As a French company we thought it should be logical to use what we have in our country.
Furthermore, linen is a super sustainable material working with low environmental impact, barely needs watering (in exceptional years possible), low or no pesticides etc. The plant absorbes a lot of CO2 and helps the soil. (1 hectar absorbes around 3,7 tons a year)