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French linen producers seek green market

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Linen is made from the fibers of the flax plant
Linen is made from the fibers of the flax plant AlexandreDulaunoy/Wikimedia Commons

As France struggles to hold on to its industries, one sector is holding steady: linen. The fabric has been used in France for centuries and today most of the world's linen fibres are grown in Europe. Production is labour-intensive but with consumers interested in ecological products grown locally, growers and producers are hoping linen might see a resurgence. 

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