For more than 20 years Veta has been using flax to make fabric clothes and garments knitted out of flax yarn. We love flax and would like to share these warm feelings with you.
All of us have flax clothes. This material has become so natural part of our lives that we use it without hesitation, but what opportunities does it offer, what effect does it have on us and our life?
Flax fabrics has a thousand-year-long history. In the old times it was part of a maiden’s dower. Whatever silk or velvet the aristocrats wore, a new-born child was wrapped with a flax towel. The Magi attributed magical properties to flax, and healers used it to treat illness. Century after century people invented new materials, that were less heavy, softer, less crumpling. Every time it looked like that was it, the time of flax had passed. But no, it has firmly taken its place in the fashion industry and will always be in demand.
What do we value natural flax for?
Not for nothing people have for centuries attributed special properties to the flax fabrics. In 1962 a group of scientists made a research that proved unique hygienic and healing properties of this material. Flax is:
- hygroscopic – perfectly absorbs moisture;
- breathable – the material “breathes”;
- does not become electrified and does not “stick” to the body;
- bactericidal – the plant contains a natural silica antiseptic, which kills bacteria and fungus;
- medical material – improves blood circulation, reduces fatigue, increases blood immunoglobulin, which is responsible for immunity;
- radioprotective – reduces several times the level of radiation in the body, partially neutralizes the effect of electromagnetic waves from household appliances and computers;
- thermal regulative – the canvas cools the body when it is hot and warms it when it is cold;
- wear resisting;
- dirt-repelling – linen gets dirty less than other natural materials.
Meanwhile, the 100% flax fabric also has some shortcomings:
- creasing – it is easily wrinkled, creases are formed that are difficult to smooth;
- rather high price;
it is more stiff than cotton.
The industry produces not only completely homogeneous products, but also products with additives that reduce creasing, add shine and elasticity. The contents may include:
- 100% flax
- added viscose
- flax plus silk
- synthetic inclusions, e.g. lavsan or lycra.
Linen clothes by VETA
What is the peculiarity of VETA flax garments?
First, it is the quality of the materials. We receive the fabrics and yarns for our production from the proven European suppliers. Our factory meets all the safety and environmental norms. Neither we use harmful dyers or chemicals.
All the fabrics have been softened, making the clothes more comfortable to wear and less prone to shrinkage after washing.
Our designers permanently monitor the world fashion trends and in their new collections they combine classic flax canvas and actual trends. Taking into account that VETA makes limited series of clothes, our garments can be considered unique.
Due to complicated processing, few companies use flax for knitting. We have been knitting flax for you more than 20 years. Our VETA collections offer a lot of flax knitwear made with the modern knitting machines and processed as required. We invest all our experience and love to flax so that you could enjoy the quality of every our product.
VETA – we love flax!