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Facts about Linen

Flax has been known since the ancient ages. It is an oldest natural textile fiber. Historical sources dates almost 9000 years ago when flax was grown in the countries situated on the Mediterranean coast. Flax surface is slippery and smooth. It is a live natural fiber. Always ecologically-correct, every part of the flax plant is at man’s service.

It’s colour depends on various factors such as linen quality, circumstances of cultivation -humidity, temperature, sunlight, land surface and treatment. The Baltic Sea region is the most suitable place to cultivate flax because of its natural environment.

Linen fabrics are widely used in households for its strength and practicality. The utility of linen in the kitchen is unrivaled. Compared with cotton or other similar fabrics, linen fabric is much more durable (two to three times stronger) so clothes will last much longer.

Linen has many advantages over other textiles:

  • linen is thermo-regulating, so it is comfortable to use in all seasons (it’s cooling and refreshing in hot summer climate and has warming up effect in winter);
  • it’s suitable for allergy sufferers being non-allergenic and anti-bacterial, which makes the best microclimate for skin;
  • due to its anti-static characteristics is more resistant to stain and dust;
  • linen gives UV protection, reduces radiation impact by half;
  • has an outstanding moisture absorbance; can absorb up to 20% of its own weight in moisture before it feels damp, and easily releases moisture to the air to remain cool and dry to the touch;
  • linen is friendly to the environment in a number of ways: the growing of the flax plant does not harm the soil; considerably less fertilizers and pesticides are needed to grow flax compared with other crops; no part of the plant is wasted; linen fibers are recyclable and eventually biodegrade.

Linen is typically a little smoother than cotton and an incredibly strong fiber. Linen garment gets softer and softer over the time with washing and adjusts perfectly to the body. Flax remains colourfast and launders beautifully, but it’s good to remember, that under the direct sunlight items made from linen might change the colour. Linen requires ironing, but the tendency to wrinkle is often considered part of linen’s particular charm.

Linen offers fashion designers unlimited creative potential and wearers lasting enjoyment. No other fiber can offer this unique blend of luxury and comfort, supreme elegance and down-to-earth practicality.

We are proud to use in our production only high quality linen fabrics and yarns manufactured in Lithuania.