Flax linen and hemp linen have many similar properties in terms of breathability, feel and their antibacterial properties. When it comes to durability though, hemp is the clear winner being eight times stronger than flax linen. Therefore, hemp can withstand more wear and washing without being damaged, making it the most cost-effective option of the two.
Bonus points go to hemp, which can produce 600% more fibre than flax when using the same amount of land and does not deplete the soil like flax. Therefore, hemp is the more sustainable choice when choosing between the two fibres.