5 Amazing Things to Know About Linen
Linen is a natural fibre which is used because of its amazing properties. The more it’s used and washed the softer it gets and it's extremely durable – 30% stronger than cotton, meaning it can last decades when cared for correctly. Linen fabric is also fully biodegradable which makes it a fantastic option for those who wish to shop with an environmentally conscious mind.
So, Why Linen?
1. No Ironing Required
Linen is one of the few fabrics where you actually want to see a few creases throughout the fabric, it’s part of its charm and complements the naturally textured look of the fabric. If you choose linen, put away the iron and embrace the creases, the result will be a relaxed, lived in look that is effortless to create and looks beautiful.
2. The Good Kind of Absorbent
Linen fabric can absorb as much as 20% of its weight in moisture before feeling wet, so your linen will alway shave that pleasant fresh feeling during warmer months. This means you won't feel clammy and the fabric is unlikely to cling to your skin when you perspire.
3. Suitable All Year Round
Linen is the perfect choice if you’re looking for something you can wear all year round, not just for one or two seasons. Its temperature regulating properties keep you cool in Summer and warm in Winter.
4. Allergy Friendly
Linen is hypoallergenic meaning it is suitable for those with allergies or sensitive skin. This stems from the fact that linen fabrics are usually made from materials that are not exposed to harsh chemicals or pesticides.
5. Environmentally Friendly
Linen is a natural fibre made from the flax plant. It doesn’t require any pesticides or any additional water other than rain water and every part of the plant is used. Linen is also organic, biodegradable, recyclable.