Flax is the oldest fiber plant among all the fibers. Basically, it is an annual plant and the fiber is collected from the stew of the plant. Therefore, flax seeds are cultivated in fertile, well-defined, and well-prepared soil in cool and humid conditions. The process of collecting fiber from the plant is also near similar to jute fiber. At present, the demand for linen fiber is increased incredibly for this reason the production rate of flax fiber increasing rapidly. At present Russia is the major flax cultivating country in the world but the best quality flax is cultivated in Belgium. Hence, a major portion of linen fiber is supplied from entire Europe.
Top Flax Growing Countries In the World:
Linen fiber is used to produce linen fabric that is comfortable to wear. Flax is cultivated in different parts of the world. Every year, a survey is performed to determine the position of the flax-growing country. This survey is done by different organizations. By depending on the different reports, I have listed the top flax-producing countries in the world. This is a common chart. The position of the flax growing countries could be changed but in most cases, they obtain the top position. Followings are the most flax growing countries. They are-
- UK (Ireland, Scotland, England)
Above are the major flax growing countries but some flax is grown in India, Pakistan, China, and Africa.