Linen – Strong, flexible, natural
For centuries, linen was one of the most important textiles in Europe. Until the mid-20th century, the cultivation and processing of flax – the base material for linen – was a large industry ine Netherlands, Belgium and France. As transport methods and technology progressed; silk, cotton and synthetic fibres took the place of linen in people’s wardrobes and Europeanax production was scaled down fast.
A high-quality product
Flax is strong and relatively easy to grow. It withstands insects and other pests, thus requiring relatively little chemicals to manage the crops. However, processing rigid flax fibres into comfortable linen, suitable for the desires of the modern man, takes quite some effort. The natural creasing qualities and coarse structure of linen aren’t for everyone; you either love it or you don’t.
These specific characteristics make linen one of the more exclusive materials in modern fashion. At No Excess we love this special material. It is breathable and moist- absorbing, making it highly comfortable for the hottest days of Summer. By mixing it with cotton, we’ve made it also more accessible for other fashion items, while safe-guarding its exclusive qualities.