Fine quality line and flax tow yarns from Europe
Lambacher Hitiag Leinen AG decided to shut the operation down in January 2005. We regret this decision. Nevertheless we leave these pages as they contain a lot of highly valuable information.
The new partner of Swicofil is SwissFlax - for more details please click here
The history of an exceptional fiber
Linen has been know since early antiquity and is thus the oldest textile fibre: the earliest traces of its use have been dated as far back as 8000 BC. In Egyptian graves mummies have been found wrapped in linen cloths, which proves that this fibre was already known for its noble virtues and solidity 6000 years before our time. The Phoenicians, famous as merchants and seafarers used to buy linen in Egypt in order to export it to Ireland, England and Brittany: thus was the fibre introduced to the European continent.
Additional information on flax line and flax tow may be found here
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