Linen Fabric Qualities
We are experiencing everything the Earth is experiencing because we are an undeniable continuation of this Planet. For the sake of our children and ourselves, we should treat the Earth with awareness, love, and devotion. Internationally celebrating Earth Day, we'd like to introduce you to some amazing facts why working purely with linen makes us so proud and happy!
Linen is thought to be one of the oldest fabrics on Earth, almost as old as clothing itself. Fragments of the textile have been discovered in Swiss dwellings from around 8000 BC.
Linen is made from the woven fibers of the flax plant. Flax is incredibly easy to grow requiring very little water - most farmers let nature do the work. Not much eats it reducing the need for pesticides as well. Even more, every part of the flax plant has traditionally been used to create a worthwhile product – nothing is wasted, and production is cost-effective. Because it’s a natural fiber, flax linen is recyclable and biodegrade.
According to the European Confederation of Linen and Hemp, flax respects the environment and preserves the land. Flax plants trap massive amounts of CO2. The European Confederation of Flax and Hemp (CELC) state that one hectare of flax retains 3.7 tons of CO2 every year; that's equivalent to the emissions from the average car if you drove it for nearly 6 days without stopping.
Linen has an outstanding moisture absorbance. It can absorb up to 20% of its own weight in moisture before it feels damp and easily releases moisture to the air to remain cool and dry to the touch. It absorbs moisture without holding bacteria.
Linen is suitable for allergy sufferers being non-allergenic and anti-bacterial, which makes the best microclimate for skin.
Linen is thermo-regulating, so it is comfortable to use in all seasons. In fact, the heat conductivity of Linen is 5 times as high as that of wool and 19 times as that of silk. In hot weather, those dressed in Linen clothes are found to show the skin temperature 3-4 degrees below those wearing silk and cotton.
Due to its anti-static characteristics, linen is more resistant to stain and dust.
Linen reduces gamma radiation almost by half and protects humans against solar radiation, by giving UV protection.
Linen Cloth does not accumulate static electricity- even 10% of linen in a blend is enough to eliminate the static electricity effect.
Linen becomes softer and more pliable the more it is washed.
Flax remains colorfast and launders beautifully, but it’s good to remember, that under the direct sunlight items made from linen might change the color.
Linen requires ironing, but the tendency to wrinkle is often considered part of linen’s particular charm.
Because of the laborious time, it takes to produce linen yarn, and the manual processes that have to be undertaken, linen has become a higher-priced commodity and considered among many to be a ‘luxury’ fabric. Yet this added cost is counteracted by the incredible durability of the fabric. Linen clothes only get better with age. Linen that’s been well cared for can last for up to three decades.
Linen offers fashion designers unlimited creative potential and wearers lasting enjoyment. No other fiber can offer this unique blend of luxury and comfort, supreme elegance and down-to-earth practicality.
For the love of Earth, we choose linen.