About Us

At Northern Linen, we proudly carry forward the timeless heritage of flax spinning that goes back centuries. Our story traces back to the distinguished linen mill Severlyon, which was established in 1851. Throughout its history, this mill laid the foundation for what would become Northern Linen. 

At the turn of the millennium, Northern Linen emerged as an independent Dutch linen trading company, staying committed to the quality and craftsmanship.

Today, we remain steadfast in our devotion to the traditional and historic linen fabric that has shaped our journey. This devotion is embedded in our company’s ethos, exemplified by our director and founder who has owned several linen mills in the past and nowadays frequently visits the flax fields to collaborate with local farmers, hand selecting the finest flax fibers.

The sustainable nature of flax linen, and the fact that it has proven itself to be a strong, durable textile for centuries has made our company and our customers very loyal to the product and become one of the market leaders in the supply of linen fabrics.

The Northen Linen headquarter in the Netherlands employs an experienced and dedicated team of around 25 professionals. Purchase offices are strategically positioned in Russia and China and our sales offices reside in the Netherlands, China, and Bangladesh.

Along with an extensive network of agents, we present our own collection according to the latest trends but are also very capable of developing specific customer requests.

Our logistics department is specialized in sea freight as well as road transport. We handle import and export goods and documents ourselves and are able to follow the whole chain of steps from our warehouses to the customer’s doorstep.

Another unique selling point is our sample warehouse from where we can send sample meters all over the world within a few days. With this service our customers can test, see and feel the fabrics before ordering the exact same bulk

Our main market is the fashion industry for women’s clothing but also for men and children. As well as balanced collections for home decorations like curtains, decorative cushions, table cloths, napkins, runners and bed linens.

We are proud of the wide variety in the type of customers we serve. From the biggest wholesalers and re-sellers in the world to the boutique stores on small islands, from small authentic shops to the well-known retail chains in big shopping streets.

The customers are served by our sales staff, together with sales agents from different countries that work for and with us on long-term bases. They know our collections, way of working and are part of our devoted team. We are in contact on a daily bases and they visit our headquarters often for training and information purposes. 

Our Values


Transparency is a core value we cherish as we believe in fostering open and honest relationships with our customers


We embrace innovation as a cornerstone of our business, constantly seeking new ways to enhance product offerings


We prioritize understanding and meeting the unique needs of our clients, delivering personalized experiences and building long-lasting parterniships


With a rich history dating back to ancient times, our products proudly continue the legacy of being one of the oldest known fabrics.


Our unwavering loyalty lies in upholding our values and serving our customers with dedication, ensuring their satisfaction remains at the heart of all we do.