Linen story


So far, there is no agreement on where flax first appeared – in ancient times it was popular in China and India, and Egyptians used it not only for clothes, sails, or ropes but also for mummification. However, it would be difficult to disagree with the fact that in our country this plant is associated with deep traditions – flax which reached our country more than 4,000 years ago became one of the symbols of the nation.

First of all, it should be mentioned that the flax growing process is much longer and more complicated than that of other plants. But the ancient Lithuanians took this process seriously. The whole family was involved in this work: some were breaking stalks, while others were combing or weaving… Probably this is one of the reasons why linen products have been so cozy up to now. This fabric embraces the values not only of the family but also of the whole community.

The stages of flax growing were associated with various festivals with plenty of games, fairy tales, and songs that have remained to this day. There were also various beliefs. For example, the thinner the linen yarn, the more luxurious the fabric will be and the more praise the weavers will receive. This plant accompanied Lithuanians during all major festivals and linen towels were special gifts for various celebrations.

Our nation valued not only the material but also the healing properties of this plant. Therefore, they pressed oil from flaxseed and used it to improve health – this has been done to these days. Just like today, the firmness of this fabric and its unrestricted applicability were particularly valued: linen fabrics can have both practical values and become charming home decorations.

After all the complicated flax growing processes, people wanted new products to be durable – just as we do today although for different reasons. We increasingly value quality, responsible consumption, and value-creating products – linen undoubtedly meets all of these criteria. Agricultural work and the village have been tied together in a harmonious way which is now depicted by linen fabrics in order to create a cozy and harmonious atmosphere at home.


Linen fabrics have been well known and used for many years. Thus, nowadays, when we turn to nature more often and cherish deeper values ​​and traditions, we are willing to choose these fabrics for our home environment. What is special about linen fabrics and why they are worthy of our attention?

First of all, we should start with the fact that linen turning into fabrics is a quite long process. When the flax is sown, it takes time for the stems to grow and the seeds to get brown – it can last even for a hundred days. After responsible harvesting, the flax is softened with water and then left to dry for some time. The flax stems are then broken with the special equipment designed to make the plant softer.

But that is not all: special combs are used to make this fiber really soft. After this process, the flax is spun and the yarn is then used to weave various products or fabrics. The whole process is totally natural. Hence, end products are considered to be ecological and environmentally friendly.

Ready-made linen fabric can be used for a wide range of purposes starting with our image and ending with a more comfortable household. Linen clothing is particularly popular, and lovers of a cozy and tranquil environment will also like linen table serving products, such as table runners, napkins, or mats.

Thanks to its practical features, linen fabrics are also good for towel production, and the firmness of the material allows to make firm cosmetic or spacious shopping baskets. Linen does not cause allergies so this fabric can be used even for smaller family members.