Ever wondered where the best linen is from?
Irish linen is the best known and most valuable, though most of the flax used for manufacturing is grown elsewhere and imported into the country for processing. The climate in Ireland is quite favorable for flax processing, and the slow Irish bleaching methods inflict minimal damage on the fibers.
European linens are the next finest, with the French producing the whitest and most delicate of textiles. Scotch linen is generally considered of medium quality, and German linen quality ranges from good to poor.
Flax is perhaps most widely cultivated in Russia, and China, though the fibers tend to be of poorer quality than their European counterparts.
Want to know more, check out our linen resources guide.