People who wear linen often say they can’t imagine wearing any other material, especially in the summer. They go as far as claiming that linen clothes have healing properties. But is it all true? What does linen have over other materials that makes it so sought-after?
Linen is known as the world’s strongest natural fibre and is far more durable than cotton. The strength of the fibre directly contributes to the strength of the fabric the garment is made of. Thus, linen clothing is very long-lasting.
Linen garments can be machine washed — all you need to bear in mind is to use cold water and not use bleach or detergents with optical whiteners, as those tend to weaken the fibre. You can tumble dry your linen clothes or hang them to dry naturally.
Many people suffer from allergies and various skin conditions and they’ve probably come to notice that certain types of fabrics often agitate their symptoms. That is because many fabrics allow moisture to build up, which is then the perfect ecosystem for bacteria and microbes to breed. With linen, it’s totally NOT the case.
OK, we know what you think — how can the same fabric keep you both cool and warm? Well, that’s just one of the magical qualities linen has. It’s obvious that linen clothing is perfect for summer: it is lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking… But people are increasingly choosing linen garments for spring, autumn, and even winter.
Whether you’re dressing up for a formal event, corporate environment, or aiming for a more casual, low-key look, linen has an innate ability to compliment every occasion. Modern linen clothes come in a variety of interesting cuts and can be styled with many accessories — straw hats, espadrilles, canvas bags in the summer, loose-knit wool sweaters and leather jackets in the colder months, you name it!
Environmentally friendly, ethically sourced and made clothing is becoming increasingly popular now, and we hope that continues into the future. Linen is clothing inherently falls in this category because flax plant cultivation is by far more sustainable than that of cotton.
If you read all the above points, you probably already got the idea that linen, being lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking, and thermoregulating, is at the top of the pyramid of comfortable clothing. But we’d also like to add that linen clothes are usually designed to have a loose-fit making them perfect for people of all ages, sizes, and shapes.
So go on, find a piece of linen clothing that will change your life.
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