Properties of Linen

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Properties of Linen

Skin-friendly and Breathable

Skin-friendly and Breathable

Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. It is very strong, absorbent, and dries faster than cotton. Being a natural fiber it is really cosy and comfy to wear. Because of these properties, many products can be made with linen: bed linens, aprons, bags, towels, napkins, tablecloths, runners, and men's and women's wear. 

Sustainable and Eco-friendly

Sustainability is a big thing for us. We take from the environment to create our products, not just materials, but also ideas and inspiration. Luckily for us, linen is an incredibly sustainable fabric. It’s environmental footprint is very small, and it’s also biodegradable. This is because the cellulose fibers in linen yarn are slightly longer and wrapped tighter than those found in cotton yarn. This gives it great durability and allows linen products to be long-lasting. The fact that it lasts longer than other fabrics, it reduces our dependency on disposable alternatives. You'd have to buy a dozen cheap polycotton blankets, when you only need one linen blanket. It doesn’t age as fast, either.

Luxury

The significant cost of linen derives not only from the difficulty of working with the thread but also because the flax plant itself requires a great deal of attention. In addition, flax thread is not elastic, and therefore it is difficult to weave without breaking threads. Thus linen is considerably more expensive to manufacture than cotton.

Luxury Linen Sheets

Easy clean

Linen should not be dried too much by tumble drying, and it is much easier to iron when damp. Linen wrinkles very easily, and thus some more formal garments require ironing often, in order to maintain perfect smoothness. Nevertheless, the tendency to wrinkle is often considered part of linen's particular "charm", and many modern linen garments are designed to be air-dried on a good clothes hanger and worn without the necessity of ironing.

Absorbent

Linen can absorb up to 20% of its weight in moisture. It draws heat away from the body, keeping you cooler in the warmer months and gives warmth during the cold months of the year. it has great heat conductivity. This makes linens highly desirable for sheets, clothing, and drapery in warm climates.

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