LINEN FABRIC AND ADVANTAGES OF LINEN
Linen has been used since ancient times for various purposes – clothing, canvas, furnishings, sailcloth, and even as a currency.
It is made from very fine fibres, and it is derived from a flax plant. There are many fabulous things about linen, it is - breathable, absorbent, comfortable, soft, durable, natural antiseptic, warm in winter and cool in summer - and therefore, ideal for fashion apparel.
Linen has many environmental benefits too, which you may not be aware of. The entire plant can be woven into a fiber, which is good news for our planet, as there is barely any waste. It is also completely biodegradable, which means it doesn’t end up sitting in landfill for years.
Why choose linen over cotton?
Both, linen and cotton, are made from plant fibers and therefore considered natural fabrics. Linen tends to improve with age, as opposed to cotton, and it is three times stronger than cotton, as it is made from longer and thicker thread. The enhanced durability will lengthen its lifespan, making linen a smart long-term investment.