The Luoto dress are made of 100% linen, woven in Lithuania.
Linen production is almost zero waste, as flax roots are so long that almost 100% are utilised and leftovers like flax dust can be used for wall insulations. The seeds provide oil for dyes, paint, cosmetics and floor coverings. The by-products of linen production are processed into a pulp used for banknotes or fiberboard. Flax does not require irrigation during growth and needs little or no chemical treatment. Linen fabric is 100% biodegradable and recyclable. The environmental impact of spinning and weaving flax is virtually zero. The extraction of flax fibers is mechanical, so no chemicals are needed in the process. As linen garments such as the Luoto dress are said to get better and softer with age and each wash, having and cherishing a linen garment for a long time is desirable.
All production in Estonia and Lithuania is done through Finnish companies. The garments are all considered and made to last for a long time. Each product needs to have potential to become a classic. The sewing has to be high quality and materials long lasting. The collections are small so that overproduction doesn’t happen. The garments are designed for everyday use, so that the same garment can be worn day and night.
- Find the rest of the Lumoan collection here.