The towel from Tulā, the perfect towel to gently wipe your face or to be a beautiful companion in your modern kitchen.
Sustainably grown French and Belgian linen is made into towels in a centuries-old weaving mill in Sweden.
The towels are GOTS certified, which guarantees the highest standards of sustainability and traceability.
- 100% linen from France and Belgium - Made in Sweden - GOTS certified - 50 X 75 cm
Why did we choose linen instead of cotton? Manufacturing
As far as production goes, linen is much more sustainable than cotton. The flax plant requires significantly less water for production than the same amount of cotton. With flax, the natural rainfall is sufficient for plant growth, and no additional irrigation is required.
Flax is very undemanding and also thrives in poor soils, while cotton requires large acreages with good soils. In addition, the cultivation of flax uses 5 times less (or no) pesticides and fertilizers than the cultivation of cotton because flax is not as vulnerable. Unlike flax, cotton is grown in distant locations, which requires transportation and the associated emissions.
Linen is processed mechanically and no chemicals are required, while many chemicals are used with conventional cotton.
In terms of both emissions and the use of chemicals, linen is far better than cotton.
Linen is much more durable and stable than cotton because the flax fiber itself is extremely tear-resistant, so products made from linen have a long lifespan. Cotton products wear out over the years and lose their shape after several washes. On the other hand, linen products get more beautiful with every wash.
In contrast to cotton, linen is antibacterial and dirt-repellent. Thanks to its bacteriostatic and water-binding properties, linen gives off very little moisture and prevents the development of bacteria, so it is naturally germicidal and hygienic. The material even neutralizes odors. In addition, linen is hypoallergenic and therefore ideal for allergy sufferers and sensitive skin.
In addition, linen is more breathable than cotton and has a very high water absorption capacity. A linen fabric can absorb up to 35% moisture and exchange it with the environment very quickly. That makes it the perfect material for a towel.
Buying linen products is definitely more expensive than buying cotton products, and it has to be. This has to do with the fact that linen is much more complex to process because all processes and work steps are mechanical and therefore time-consuming and costly.
But for the extra price you get a sustainable product that lasts much longer and is easier to use in everyday life.