A few summers ago I came upon this gorgeous flax field just outside of the small town of St-Félix de Kingsey. This flax is grown for the tiny seeds contained in the capsule, wheras fibre flax is mostly one long stem with only one capsule.
Nowadays, 80% of textile flax is grown in France, with a huge portion of that exported to Asia for weaving. Like MLKO, more and more businesses now take into account the traceability of their textiles, wanting to know exactly where and how they were made.
MLKO linen is grown and weaved in Europe, and then travels directly to my small studio. I have made it my mission to offer quality linen to consumers so that one day we might see fibre flax again in our fields.