Ethical Sourcing

European Flax Linen Certified

European Flax® is the qualitative visa of premium European linen fibre for all applications. It preserves, highlights

and safeguards a uniquely European agriculture and industry, its regional origins and its inherent non-relocatable know-how. An ambitious global label that aims to be recognized by the final consumer. The English word "flax" has been purposefully chosen: it translates the notion of the "linen fiber", and is more appropriate than the generic word "linen" whose definitions take in thread, linen textiles and homeware textiles. The term "all applications" encompasses all the employed uses and products with a linen fibre base, as much fashion and home textile as high-performance technical products, such as composite materials. The European Flax® Charter, signed by all the linen producers, guarantees a level of local farming that respects the environment: zero irrigation, zero gmo, zero waste. It fits flawlessly into the cycle of good environmental practices promoted.

All European Flax users are in compliance:

-to certify a guarantee of transparency and security for each stage of production - from seed, to fiber, to brand. Preserving the traditional farming practices of flax in Europe. Flax is a natural vegetable fiber helping to protect ecosystems through the best cultivation practices.

More information on The European Confederation of Linen and Hemp (CELC)


OEKO-TEX Standard 100

The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production.

Testing for harmful substances includes:

  • illegal substances

  • legally regulated substances

  • known harmful (but not legally regulated) chemicals

  • as well as parameters for health care

The requirements clearly exceed existing national legislation.

The requirement for certification of textile products according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is that all components of an item have to comply with the required criteria without exception – that means in addition to the outer material also sewing threads, linings, prints etc. as well as non-textile accessories such as buttons, zip fasteners, rivets etc.

Certificate available upon request.

More information on OEKO-TEX 


GOTS Global Organic Textile Standard

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well. Only textile products that contain a minimum of 70% organic fibers can become GOTS certified. All chemical inputs such as dyestuffs and auxiliaries used must meet certain environmental and toxicological criteria. The choice of accessories is limited in accordance with ecological aspects as well. A functional waste water treatment plant is mandatory for any wet-processing unit involved and all processors must comply with minimum social criteria. The key criteria of GOTS, its quality assurance system and the principles of the review and revision procedure are summarized in this section.

Our farm, fabric mill, and dye practices are all GOTS certified

Certificate available upon request

More information on GOTS