The environmentally friendly ancient fiber
In line with our mission to take care of the world we live in and the people who live in it, the use of materials obtained from sustainable sources is a vital premise in Capsula's creations.
In the spring-summer 2020 collection, the main role belonged to a natural fiber with a millenary history, which combines resistance, breathability and refinement. Did you guess? If you said linen, then you were right on target.
With very unique characteristics, such as its rustic appearance and durability, linen was the obvious choice for Capsula's proposals for the summer season.
In addition to being one of the most suitable raw materials for the hottest days, due to its lightness and breathability, which promote an excellent thermal sensation and skin health, linen is a natural fiber that combines quality and respect for the environment.
Man has been using this resistant and versatile fiber for at least 8,000 years. It became famous in Egypt, where it was cultivated on a large scale and used for various functions: boat sails, tents, religious ceremonies and especially in mummification bands.
In addition to the prominence it had and continues to have in human history, this noble material also stands out in the production and consumption of a more sustainable fashion.
If cultivated by hand, flax is a 100% sustainable fiber. In organic cultivation, flax is harvested by hand, being pulled from the root, in order to take advantage of the plant along its entire length.
Once picked, it is ripped, a process in which the seeds are separated, tanned and macerated, a stage in which the natural glue that binds the plant's fibers must be removed.
À maceração, segue-se a secagem ao ar livre, que garante que uma fibra mantém suas qualidades naturais e garantia também um menor gasto de energia elétrica, visto que não são usados secadores industriais.
The last step is the sedation process. In this step, the fibers are selected by the artisan who breaks the threads with the help of needles, separating the long fibers from the short ones. The long fibers are the linen itself, which will still go through several processes, such as spinning (transforming the fiber into yarn) and loom (the creation of the fabric).
With low irrigation for cultivation, without the use of any chemicals with zero residues or harmful by-products, and with no waste, as the entire biodegradable plant can be used, the environmental impact of spinning and weaving linen is virtually zero.
In addition, its resistance and versatility increase the useful life of the parts, preventing them from having a short life cycle and quickly ending up in landfills, with the disastrous consequences that this brings to our planet and everyone who inhabits it.
In the spring-summer collection, linen was presented in a delicate color palette and with details of pure lines and adaptable to every moment of the day. In each piece, a feeling of well-being and calm, but also timeless subtlety and elegance, which convey a truly genuine authenticity and purity and reinforce the idea of a more natural lifestyle.