Linen is a natural fiber made from the fibers of the flax plant.
It has been used for centuries — since approximately 10,000 years ago — to make everything from canvases and wallpaper to clothing and bedding.
〰️ Linen is very strong and absorbent and dries faster than cotton. Because of these properties, linen is comfortable to wear in hot weather;
〰️ The method of producing linen fabric from the flax plant uses far less water than it does to produce the same amount of cotton. This makes it a more sustainable choice;
〰️ Linen lasts longer, because the cellulose fibers in linen yarn are slightly longer and wrapped tighter than those in cotton yarn, which increases its strength and longevity;
〰️ Linen wicks moisture and dries out much faster than cotton, it does not let bacteria build up;
〰️ Pure linen can absorb as much as 20% of its weight in moisture before feeling wet, always having a pleasant, fresh, cool feeling when against skin or being slept on.
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