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MEET THE FABRIC

Though some would say making the choice for a hard-labored, cost-intensive product like linen is hard, it was definitely not for lila. The benefits of this fabric are much greater, yet sometimes overlooked. 

soft for the environment
Not only does linen bring joy to you and your home, but it is also one of the most durable fabrics to make. It has a low ecological footprint, considering it can be cultivated in European and also Belgian soil. Therefore it needs less transport compared to cotton for example, which is grown outside of Europe.

Another reason for its strong sustainability is its cultivation process. Yes, the flax plant might be little in size, but its strength transcends its length. Traditionally the flax seeds are planted on the 100th day of the year, meaning at the beginning of April. The seed grows for another 100 days until they are cultivated in July.

It needs less water, energy, pesticides, and herbicides compared to cotton.

It is also a zero-waste plant. The seeds, known as linseed, have many uses in the cosmetic and food industry. The short fibers are used for ropes and yarn, while the fine and long fibers produce linen yarn.

soft for your skin
Linen is mostly known for its breathability. A perfect match for the summer, but also for colder days as it has natural temperature-regulating properties. It keeps you refreshed during the hot summer days while protecting you from the cold when it’s winter. Plus, linen can absorb 20% of its weight in water without feeling clammy. The airiness of the fabric allows it to dry quickly.  As a result, it does not retain bacteria and is hypoallergenic. Making it a perfect match for sensitive baby skin. 

Our search for the highest-quality fabrics and best ateliers has paid off. After months of intensive research and testing, we have found the perfect combination for the most comfortable nights.

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MEET THE BUTTONS

Yes, even things as small as a button make a change in our world. Instead of using plastic or ivory for our buttons, we opt for the biodegradable, cruelty-free, and sustainable option called corozo. It is a nut that grows on the tagua tree in Southern America. These trees produce about 15 fruit clusters per harvest, which each contain up to 30 corozo nuts. Once the nuts are ripe, they spontaneously fall off the tree. Marking they are ready to be refined into buttons. This also means that the trees can naturally go through the process of growing their fruits and letting them fall. No fruits are picked and no trees are cut down to create the corozo buttons. 

 

Corozo is not something new to the fashion industry. It has been used for decades. But once plastic started making its rise, corozo faded into the background. lila chose to give back credit to this nutty button as it has many similarities to ivory. They both have the same strength, scratch resistance, and grainy look. Creating a luxe feeling for your duvet.  

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