Can you tell just how much we love linen from our moderately dramatic headline? Believe us, there is much to be excited about. Linen is one of those delicacies that exudes elegance, slow living, and timeless beauty. Being one of the world’s oldest fabrics, its history and gift to us are under appreciated in more ways than one. Here are a few reasons why you may be persuaded:
One of the beautiful things about linen is it feels both cool in warm weather and is gently warming when cold. This is one of the reasons why linen garments and bedding are so wonderful to use. This cooling effect is ideal for warm days, and it is strong and lightweight, making it durable to last a very long time. So you see? Linen is a trusty companion, reliable for all days.
- The production of linen thankfully has less environmental impact compared to the cultivation of other fabrics like cotton. Linen is made from the flax plant, which is an undemanding species which can grow in poor soil conditions, requiring little fertilizer. Linen production is significantly less water-intensive, giving it a lower water footprint. One of the most fantastic things of it all, linen, being a natural fibre, is biodegradable.
- Linen is easy to care for since it is naturally resistant to stains and dirt. It can easily be dry-cleaned, machine washed and steamed. When not too dirty, you can simply hang it outside, and it will lose its smell quickly, just like wool does. Another interesting fact is, it gets softer and more beautiful with every wash. If you have to toss it in the dryer, we recommend using our dryer balls to help gently loosen wrinkles.
- It's luxurious. Flax plants must be pulled from the ground to maintain the full length of their fibers. The delicate but lengthy softening process the flax goes through is why linen is considered to be one of the most luxurious natural fibers there are. This also explains why it’s more expensive than other materials such as cotton. You can be assured when wearing linen you’ll feel like royalty. Being so entangled with nature through the beauty of fashion is something to be proud of. In our society today, being simultaneously elegant and sustainable seems like an anomaly and it’s sad to say that it appears to be true, but that makes linen all the more special. Great for the environment and great for you. There’s no better match.
- Lastly, as we are in the midst of the glorious gift-giving season, we can comment on how linen is such a precious gift for anyone. Its quality and endurance make it a perfect item to use as a family heirloom. As one of the fabrics of such value in ancient Eygpt worn by kings and queens, we can assume that feeling of royalty for ourselves. Let us indulge ourselves in the pleasantries of the natural world adorned in the beauty that is linen.
Now that you’ve read some of the incredible facts about linen we hope you’ll be inspired to get your very own piece and if you already have, you’d be inspired to get some more. We warned you, our theatrics show its face when we speak about one of our favorite and most sustainable fabrics - linen.