The strongest of all natural fibers, linen (made from flax) is breathable, durable, and sustainably grown and harvested. The fabric I use is OEKO-TEX certified, which ensures it has been produced in a way that reduces it's impact on the planet. This linen is a rich, medium weight, and, like all linen, gets softer over time. The fabric is not pre-washed, so it may shrink a little during the washing cycle. However, linen will also relax again with wear. I highly recommend you hang or lay garments flat to dry - this will extend the life the items. They will get a little stiff from air-drying, but if you're patient they will soften with wear. (If you're impatient, like me, throw them in the dryer for a few minutes - preferably on a low-heat setting). If you dry them this way they will require minimal steaming/ironing.
35% cupro | 35% linen | 30% lyocell
This unique blend is about as sustainable as they come. Cupro is a fabric made from recycled cotton - it's breathable like cotton, and feels like silk. Linen, made from the flax plant, is a highly renewable resource and, similar to cotton, is highly breathable, but more durable. Lyocell, also known as Tencel, is made from the wood pulp of eucalyptus trees, which grow much faster than other trees. Fabric made from lyocell is breathable, strong, and antimicrobial. The combination of these fibres is a fabric that is breathable, durable, yet soft and silky at the same time. It's a heavier weight than silk, but has a lovely drape, making it comfortable AND beautiful. This fabric can be machine washed and dried on a delicate/low setting, but as with all items, I always recommend hanging or laying flat to dry to support the longevity of the garments.