Linen is grown from the Flax plant a little powerhouse in the botanical world. Flax grows naturally in cooler climates and requires no additional water other than rainwater. Flax absorbs moisture without holding bacteria. Because it is a natural fiber it is recyclable and biodegradable. It becomes softer and more pliable the more it is washed.
Cotton is a soft, white fibrous substance that grows in a protective case that surrounds the seeds of the plant. Organic cotton is grown without the use of harmful pesticides or fertilizers from non-genetically modified plants. All cotton will biodegrade at some point but organic cotton is recyclable and will not shed into wastewater.
Hemp is made from the long strands of the outer fibers from the stalks of the Cannabis sativa plant. The fibers are separated from the bark and spun together to produce a continuous thread. Only organic hemp is recyclable and biodegradable. Hemp fabric is very strong and softens over time.