A high concern and commitment to sustainable development practices determine the company choice for ethical manufacturing processes. Amandine de Brévelay is therefore selecting high standard quality linen accredited “Masters of Linen”, a registered mark and sign of excellence for linen 100ù made in Europe in compliance with environmental and social standards.
Linen Uniquely European :
Cultivated at close-proximity, flax is grown in a wide coastal band of Western Europe stretching from the South of Normandy in Northern France through Belgium and the Netherlands : from Caen to Amsterdam.
Linen Eco system: A true « carbon well », each year one hectare of flax retains 3,7 tons of CO2.
And this is not the least of its « green » advantages. Flax has proven itself as an excellent break crop: renewed in rotation every 6 to 7 years, flax naturally produces optimal soil quality, thereby increasing returns on the following crops.
Linen 100% Natural:
A « militant » plant that respects the environment and preserves the land – as well as the surrounding plants and wildlife – flax protects the soil and water resources:
it needs 0 irrigation (rain water is enough to grow it) and very little input (fertilizer and phytosanitary).
Linen Well-being and naturalness: Flax fibers are known for their great ability to absorb water.
This is due to a high amount of pectins, the components that hold the fibers together. Pectins in linen textiles give them a «lively», heat-regulating quality. Depending on the weather, they can retain water or repel it - up to 20%* of their weight - without feeling damp to the touch. A guaranteed sensation of well-being.
The brand's choices were also decisive for the dyeing techniques. Amandine de Brévelay refuses to "deteriorate" the linen fiber by applying dyes that contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals. These dyes use excessive amounts of water to rinse these harmful substances from the fabric.
Amandine de Brévelay therefore chooses natural dyes for a healthier and softer touch.
This dyeing process is able to provide us with the same diverse palette of vibrant colors, yet create less toxic waste and use less heat, energy and water.