Russia has a long tradition of making linen products, and its vast geographical area has given rise to many regional styles and designs. Today, linen is produced in 24 oblasts of Russia, and Vologda is the fourth-largest linen producer, growing flax on more than 7,000 hectares of cropland. A whole set of facilities make up a linen production cycle from field to counter, and production facilities are modernised on a regular basis. Vologda is the most rapidly-developing linen region.
Clothing, tableware and many other products produced in the Vologda Oblast are made from flax according to the famous traditions of the Russian north. The stores offer large selection of high quality and affordable products of fine Russian linen, including clothing for men, women, and children, towels, table linen, bed linen, curtains, toys, shoes, bags, and many other items.
Linen has always played a prominent role in the life of Russians. It fed and clothed them, gave birth to folk arts and crafts, such as Vologda lace. Linen is the oldest of the textiles that remains ever-young due to its unique natural qualities. It is ecologically pure, it does not accumulate static electricity, it offers cool relief from the heat in summer, when it is cold, it brings warmth.
Linen clothes are elegant, comfortable to wear, and made of environmentally-friendly materials. Moreover, linen has a healing effect on the body. Linen is one of the most powerful antiseptics. It finds ever wider uses in construction, chemical, medical, pharmaceutical, and defence industries every year.
The factories in Vologda and Cherepovets offer items not only of textile linen, but also of knitted linen.
Every year Vologda becomes home to the International Exhibition-Fair "Russian Flax", featuring the best of domestic linen produce and the latest of linen-related innovation technologies to be applied in the linen industry.