OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH LINEN


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With arkitaip, our aim is to create garments which are made to last - in hope that they'll one day be passed on from generation to generation. By designing timeless linen staples, we ultimately wish to foster a more conscious consumption behaviour.And this is why we choose linen for our creations.



We solely work with linen from Italy, Czech, Belgium and Austria. 


All our fabrics are certified with the MASTERS OF LINEN®-mark, ensuring a responsible and sustainable production (no soil irrigation, no GMO, no waste, no carbon sink and field retting) on European soil and a lower carbon footprint.




THE BENEFITS OF LINEN


1. IT'S GOOD TO OUR PLANET


Linen is made of flax - some say it's the cactus of all textile plants: flax grows on marginal land and dry soil (hence, growing linen doesn't compromise growing food). 


It naturally prospers without needing pesticides and flourishes only with rain water. Plus, it naturally grows in Europe, allowing for a smaller carbon footprint due to shorter transportation routes. 


2. IT'S MADE TO LAST


Linen is one of the oldest textiles in the world, appreciated for thousands of years for its durability, breathability and luxurious feel. 

It also gets softer with time - handle your linen piece with care and it will reward you with its temperature-regulating, antibacterial and hypoallergenic features. 

3. IT'S TEMPERATURE-REGULATING


You may have heard that linen is the perfect holiday companion as it keeps you cool during hot summer days while absorbing water without making you feel damp ... but did you know that linen is actually temperature-regulating, meaning that it will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter?


By the way, that's why we have decided to create a few timeless coats and two-pieces ... 


4. IT WRINKLES


We say: embrace wrinkles . We find it charming that linen is an elegant excuse to not ironing. Be imperfectly perfect.


5. IT'S ZERO-WASTE


Not only does linen biodegrade within as little as two weeks (in the right conditions), but it's also a zero-waste product as all parts of the flax plant can be used. Whilst the fibers are turned into textiles for interior or clothing or paper, the flax seeds - which are in fact linseeds - can be used in the kitchen to make vegetable oils or bread or can be sprinkled over your muesli for an energy boost.



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