is a one of the most difficult
cultures, despite the weather
circumstances of the traditional flax countries were considered as
favorable. Not only weather
circumstances, but also the
composition of the ground, the used
fertilizers, and the presence of
knowledge and experience, influences
the flax culture.
important phase in the flax
production is the harvest.
Brille is investing yearly in flax
pullers, returners and bale presses,
to keep the harvest equipment up to
date. The right time to
harvest is also very important for
the quality of the fibers. A good follow up during the retting
process is necessary to have a good
Today we are scutching in Belgium
(Wevelgem) and in France (Le
Neubourg). The capacity of our
two scutching mills is more than
4.000 hectares, or about 30.000 tons
of straw flax a year. In both
factories we employ about 80 persons.
Besides scutching we're also active
buying on the local market in
Europe. Brille is selling more
than 10.000 tons of scutched flax a
year, and also more than 5.000 tons
of scutched tow. Our products
are exported all over the world.
All of our products are sold under
the 'Masters of Linen' brand
guarantee : not only the origin is
guaranteed, but also the quality.
As a producer of straw flax, we're
well placed to follow up the quality
in all the stadia of the flax
production (growing, harvesting,
scutching), due to our flax
experience since 1930.
In all of our activities, our
qualified staff is able to monitor
the high quality requirements of our
Brille was also a pioneer in the process of the rolling on of the
scutched flax. All our
machines are equipped to obtain a
continuous, equal layer of scutched
flax. By using this method,
our employees are able to do a
better separation of the qualities.
On this site you can find a lot of
information about the growing and
the scutching of the flax. You
can also find a photobook about all
of our activities.