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The origin of linen dates back to more than 10 000 years BC.
Through the years and countries, from Turkey to Greece, via India, China and particularly Egypt, flax was cultivated and used in different ways, such as clothing, momification, fishing nets, ropes...).
It was only at the beginning of the Middle-Ages, that the culture of flax really took off in France, thanks to Charlemagne who encouraged the craft. In the XIIIth century, the first "batistes" in fine woven fabric from the Cambrai area, were woven. Through the following centuries, fabric became more refined (weaving of fabric for shirts and bed linen) and flax culture intensified, increasing to 300 000 ha in the XVIIIth century). Crinoline was created (linen woven with horse hair).
In the XIXth century, with industrialization, the first weaving loom named after its creator Jacquard was invented, together with the first yarn mill named after Philippe de Girard. Noble and subtle, linen exalts colours. It brings comfort, coolness and refinement. Its elegance has transcended time and still seduces us today.