Why is Linen so Special
I grew up with an appreciation for linen while spending the hot summers along the ancient turqoise coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. I have been wearing linen all my life and been in the search for the perfect bedding and other essential soft kitchen goods I can't live without for a while now. The more I learn about linen, the more I fall in love with it. Pure linen feels like the most amazing gift to us from the mother nature. It is utilitarian, and beautiful. Linen is the reason why I wanted to learn more about natural dyes and earth pigments. Not only they are far better looking than commercial dyes that contain tons of chemicals effecting our environment. So I think how you produce your linen is very important but how you dye it is as important if you want to make it earth friendly.
Linen is a sustainable fabric made from flax fibers. The flax plant has been cultivated in just about every country in the world and has been used to make fiber for over 6,000 years.
Linen textile is two to three times stronger and more durable than cotton, a reason why it has been considered "heirloom products" for centuries.
Linen dries at a much faster rate. Because of its porous nature, linen has natural heat and moisture-wicking properties that make it a good conductor of warmth and a popular fabric to use for clothing and bedding in the summer.
As mentioned before natural fibers hold natural dye colors better than some other materials, and thus the fabric is available in almost any imaginable color.
Linen is also naturally anti-bacterial, which makes it a great choice for your bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.