- Woven from the stems of flax, a vegetable fiber.
- Has twice the strength of cotton.
- Absorbs and releases perspiration quickly, thus allowing the fabric to "breathe". Linen is one of the most breathable fabrics, making it especially cool and comfortable to wear in the heat.
- Lightweight and absorbent.
- Not stretchy.
- Wrinkles easily.
- Hand wash or dry clean.
Cotton Linen, an elegant, beautiful, durable, the refined luxury fabric.
Linen is the strongest of the vegetable fibers and has 2 to 3 times the strength of cotton. Not only is the linen fiber strong, it is smooth, making the finished fabric lint free. Linen is an expensive, natural fiber with staying power. Linen fabric will be a bit stiff at first, but will grow softer with each washing.
Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.
Cotton is a soft fiber that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant, a shrub native to the tropical and subtropical regions. The fibre is most often spun into thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile. One of the oldest textile fibers known.
Cotton Linen is from flax, a best fiber taken from the stalk of the plant. The Cotton Linen fiber can be easily dyed and the color does not fade when washed. Cotton Linen does wrinkle easily but also presses easily. Linen, like cotton, can also be boiled without damaging the fiber.
Highly absorbent and a good conductor of heat, this fabric is cool in garments. However, constant creasing in the same place in sharp folds will tend to break the linen threads. This wear can show up in collars, hems, and any area that is iron creased during the laundering. Linen has poor elasticity and does not spring back readily.