Linen is highly absorbent and draws heat away from the body, keeping you cooler in the warmer months. It is also hypo allergenic, lint free, and naturally insect repellant. Crisp, smooth, and comfortable, linen becomes softer after every wash. One of the most durable fabrics, it can be washed; to minimize wrinkles dry on low temperature or a wrinkle release setting, remove promptly from the dryer, smooth flat, and fold.
If cotton is considered to be the most comfortable, natural fabric in the world, linen takes the cake as being considered the most refined and luxurious fabric. Linen is a fine fabric that comes from a plant known as flax. The fibers of flax are one of the strongest vegetable fibers and they make linen that is a beautiful, refined and durable fabric, with more texture than cotton.
Linen is a natural fiber, made from the stalk of a flax plant. It is regarded in Europe as the best quality fabric. Europeans have long favored linen for their sheeting because of its amazing properties.
Benefits of linen
Linen is a very durable fiber and has many benefits over cotton.
Linen is 30% stronger than cotton
Has a high moisture absorbency, therefore it can absorb 20% of its weight in moisture before beginning to feel damp or wet.
Structurally sound fiber so products keep their shape
Environmentally friendly – less water and chemicals to cultivate
Where is the best linen from?
Normandy (France) and Belgium are considered the best climates for growing the flax plant. The temperatures and cooler climates are ideal for the cultivation and controlled decomposition of the woody plant.
Flanders Linen (used by Coastal Linen Supply) is named for the region historically referred to as Flanders which encompasses Belgium, Netherlands & France.