What is Linen?
Linen is a natural fibre, made from the stalk of a flax plant. It is regarded in Europe as the best quality fabric. Europeans have long favoured linen for their sheeting because of its amazing properties. It softens the more it is used and washed, is extremely durable and lasts decades when cared for correctly. It is not uncommon that European families will pass linen sheets on to the younger generation as an heirloom. Vintage linen is very desirable, it’s soft and the feeling is very hard to replicate by any mechanical process.
Linen is a very durable fibre and has many benefits over cotton.its is 30% stronger than cotton and has a high moisture absorbency. Linen is hypo-allergenic, highly breathable, and a structurally sound fibre so products keep their shape.
Linen made from flax is environmentally friendly which requires less water and chemicals to cultivate.