22.10.18

6 Sustainable Linen Brands You’ll Be Wearing This Summer

Kate Hall

Some nights I dream of cocktails in Greece, other nights, I dream of linen.

Linen is that raw looking fabric you see on men with man-buns in Melbourne, and babe bloggers in Bali.

Linen has quickly become one of the most popular natural fibres on the block, dressing Beyonce, Judi Dench, Gwyneth Paltrow, and many more celebs who stay cool, trendy, and (most likely accidentally) eco-friendly.

It’s no surprise linen has become so popular, and it’s certainly not just for the celebs and Instagrammers.

Linen is a sturdy, durable fabric, made from flax fibers. It doesn’t stretch, keeps you fresh in summer, warm in winter, and is lint free. To add to linen’s fantastic resume, it’s also known as an incredibly sustainable fabric. Linen is gentle on the planet when manufactured, and easy to break down at the end of its lifespan.

Linen lovers, welcome.

Linen newbies, prepare to fall in love.

Image via Linen Fox

ethical linen clothes
ethical linen clothes
ethical linen clothes

Omness

I firmly believe that if you’re wearing linen pants, you can’t ever have a bad day. Omness linen pants are no exception.

Omness garments are designed in Australia by textile pattern designer, Jules, and made slowly, thoughtful, and with love in Bali. Gusti, a talented Balinese tailor, creates tailors the fabrics with the help of his family, in small production runs to reduce garment waste. Everything about Omness is slow, conscious, and sustainably focused. When you browse their collection of natural garments, expect bohemian inspired basics with cute buttons, and occasional prints.

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Linenfox

Quality, sustainability, earth-friendly; Linenfox are driven by these three values which encourage their team of 12 in all that they do. Linenfox is conscious with what happens to their fabric offcuts, and aim to reduce all waste produced in the making of their garments.

Speaking of garments, don’t enter their site unless you’ve got an hour and a cup of tea (or coffee if you’re that way inclined) to keep you company. Jumpsuits, dresses, etc. I’ll stop there because they’ve got it all.

ethical linen brands
ethical linen brands

Annika Deboer

Designed and made in the country of green living, New Zealand, Annika Deboer’s classic collections utilise linen beautifully. Mindful consumption and a timelessness philosophy inspire her designs. The linen Annika uses is thick, durable, and tailored so perfectly; it falls off your body like a dream. Plus, and please sit down for this, the linen Grace Dress has pockets.

sustainable linen brands
sustainable linen brands

Pyne & Smith

If you’re after the perfect dress to go with everything, Pyne & Smith is your absolute go-to. Their linen is grown, harvested, and turned in to fabric in Europe. The fabric is then cut in Southern California (P&S send offcuts to a company who use them for airplane and car seat coverings!) and turned into the beautiful dresses in Los Angeles. Pyne & Smith personally pick up the dresses, scrutinise their quality, and ship them off to you. Talk about slow fashion.

Pyne & Smith dresses are made for you to rock at the beach, or out to dinner. They’re loose fitting and elegant for the adventurous fashionista.

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not PERFECT LINEN

Interested in supporting a family run business who take things slow to increase quality and decrease waste? not PERFECT LINEN try their best to stick to human processes and craft, avoiding programmed machines to give work to talented seamstresses who adore making garments for you. Think scarves, wrapped tunics, tank tops, and everything in between. You’ll even find bed linen if you’re looking to cover a cosy resting spot.

ethical linen dress
ethical linen dress

SeaSide Tones

Inspired by the colours of the ocean, SeaSide Tones have taken linen to a whole new level. Their range of linen dresses, tops, skirts, pants, and jackets, are functional for styling at the beach, office, evening events, or casual daily wear. SeaSide Tones garments are handmade, fair trade, and created especially for customers to have peace of mind in their purchase.

Kate Hall

Ethical living/fashion advocate, eco wedding planner, and brand rep. Kate strives to promote ethical living in every way under the sun, and won’t stop at anything to make sure the planet and it’s people are being looked after the way that they should be.