Discover the Qualities of Linen
Linen is a woven fabric made from the fibres of flax plants, and it is one of the oldest and most expensive textiles in the world. In past ages, linen was
reserved for royalty and the very wealthy. Its qualities are ageless and benefits are immense.
Linen has a unique combination of properties; lasting durability, unrivalled comfort and rich colour absorption. The more it is used, the more beautifully it ages and gets a unique patine. It is highly absorbent, lint-free and non-allergenic.
This makes it an ideal fabric for children's sensitive skin, and is especially good for those with skin conditions such as allergies and eczema because it is non-allergic and has a natural pH balance. It creates a great microclimate for skin.
When linen fabrics are in contact with the skin, the nodes along the length of the fibre absorb perspiration, then swell and release the moisture to the outside air, thus creating a fabric self-cooled by evaporation. As a result, linen is a popular choice for bedding, particularly in hot climates.
The linen fabric is generally machine washable, which makes it easy to launder at home. Most experts recommend hanging or rolling linen rather than folding it to avoid wrinkling. Stains should usually be treated right away with soap and water or a specific linen cleaning product.
Good quality linens are generally very smooth to the touch, and often have a slight sheen to them. The material absorbs and loses moisture faster than most any other fabric, which is one of the main reasons it is so popular in warm climates.
Linen fabric is stronger than cotton, it can absorb at least its own dry weight in moisture and is environmentally friendly.
True Linen’s products are easy to care for. It favours a warm to hot wash (40-60C) and regular washing detergents. Linen withstands frequent washing, initially becoming softer with frequent laundering. No ironing is needed. How easy is that?