Natural Fibres

Linen is a composite fibre made from the stalk of the flax plant Linum usitatissimum, comprising almost 70% cellulose. Linen is one of the most ancient textile fibres, widely cultivated by Egyptians, Babylonians, Phoenicians and other Middle East populations. The production, transformation and use of linen are documented in tombs, pyramids and other monuments. For the ancient Egyptians candid linen was a symbol of divine purity. Linen spread through Europe in the Middle Ages and not even the introduction of cotton by the Arabs in around 1300 managed to affect its predomination. Linen has always maintained its name as a quality natural fibre due to its softness, capacity to absorb humidity and thermal comfort. It is an ecological fibre which requires only small quantities of fertilizer and pesticides.

Among all natural textiles fibres hemp has the most highly resistant elementary fibres; the tenacity of this fibre gives fabrics dimensional stability, high mechanical resistance and unbeatable durability. Hemp is insuperable for its power of humidity absorption, a feature that makes it comfortable in all seasons; ideal for pleasant fresh apparel. Hemp textiles are highly non-allergenic; they do not irritate (the) skin or conduct electricity and they have a beneficial massaging action. They are extremely natural!

Innovative types: Bottoli has successfully transformed the characteristics of hemp fibre into fascinating fresh summer fabrics further enhanced by innovative finishes.

Full made in Italy: this natural and ecological undyed fibre, grown in italy, was enriched with all bottoliā€™s traditonal) experience (since 1861) of spinning, weaving and finishing with the flair and skill of the best producers of Italian goods and observing the principles of industrial ethics.