Why has linen been the fabric of choice for so many over so many years? It’s competed with cotton, wrestled with wool and sparred with silk for centuries and yet for many it remains their ‘go to’ fabric – here’s why…..
Because of its porous nature, linen has natural heat and moisture-wicking properties that make it a good conductor of warmth, keeping you cool in summer.
The natural fibres hold dye colours better than many other materials, making linen available in a huge range of colours.
Linen garments are easier to care for. Unlike cotton, linen fibres get stronger and more cleanable with each wash. The best way to wash them is to select the gentle washing regime and lukewarm water temperature settings in your machine and use a mild detergent to make fibres less prone to damage. Linen fibre is twice as durable as cotton, and four times more durable than wool.
Linen is a 'greener' option. It requires much less water for growing, while its moisture absorbing capabilities mean that you can wear linen garments for a longer time. No ‘fast fashion’ here!