In all honesty, I have never been an enormous fan of linen. Lately, I'm addicted. I can't get enough of the fabulous fabric. The reasons are simple, stylish, and functional. Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is solid, absorbent, and dries faster than cotton. Due to these properties, linen is comfortable in hot weather and is valued for use in garments. Linen textiles can be made from flax plant fiber, yarn, and woven and knitted. It's also super stylish that offers a lot of versatility and sustainability. There are so many advantages to wearing the classic fabric. Here are five reasons to love linen:
Comfortable - Linen is a must-have for all seasons. It is gorgeous, breathable, and comfortable. As linen fabric effectively absorbs perspiration, wicking away moisture from your body and maintaining your body temperature. Pants, shirts, and classic dresses made from linen are trendy and appreciated because of the airy feeling they offer.
Stylish and Versatility - No other clothing material could carry you from a day outing into the night as linen can. It is thoroughly stylish, chic, and functional at once. Especially with dresses and suits, linen has an effortless vibe. Also, linen is not just about white or beige. There are many creative options in alternative colors!
Eco-Friendly and Sustainable - Linen is made from cellulose fibers that are commonly derived from flax plants. Flax plants do not require much energy or water resources to produce. Even just rainwater is enough! It also naturally does not need much pesticides to grow and is found in any temperature climates. Since linen is a natural fiber, it is completely biodegradable.
Linen Has History - (Did you know) - The Egyptians used linen thousands of years ago (rich and poor Egyptians alike), and there is evidence that as long as 34,000 BC, people were using linen-like material.
Durability - Linen is considered the strongest of all-natural fibers and only gets better with every wear and wash. This textile is naturally derived from flax and is one of the oldest fabrics in the world. Natural fibers in linen do not stretch, and this is that creates longevity for this textile. The sturdy nature of linen lasts season upon season, making your linen pieces a conscious capsule wardrobe essential.
Next time you feel linen is not your cup of tea, take a second look. There are so many options with this fabric and the sustainability factor makes it even more appealing. Our obsession with linen is no coincidence. In our current use-and-discard society, we are returning to the simplicity of designing and creating investment pieces that are going to last. Although we may be biased, we believe there is no better material to start with when designing a quality piece.