Keep Cool This Summer With Linen

 Sometimes used as currency in ancient Egypt, linen has a long history as a go-to luxury cloth for Summer. Egyptian mummies were wrapped in linen as a symbol of light and purity, and as a display of wealth. 

Sometimes used as currency in ancient Egypt, linen has a long history as a go-to luxury cloth for Summer. Egyptian mummies were wrapped in linen as a symbol of light and purity, and as a display of wealth. 

Advantages of Linen

  1.  Linen clothes feel themselves 3°-4°C below that of silk or cotton-wearing people. It is also noticed that those wearing linen perspire 1.5 times less than when those dressed in cotton clothes and even less than those dressed in clothes from other materials.
  2.  Linen weave reflects heat better, too. This means linen suits, jackets, trousers and shirts have good “shading” properties as well and again – the wearer of linen clothing feels cooler.
  3. Linen is a good conductor of heat. Heat conductivity refers to the extent to which heat can be conveyed through the fabric. As linen quickly allows the heat to escape, it further improves cooling. It is claimed, that heat conductivity of linen is five times higher than wool and eighteen times higher than silk.
  4. Linen is highly absorbent. Your linen garment feels cool to the touch and linen fabric will quickly remove perspiration from the skin. Linen is capable of absorbing moisture and then and quickly yielding it again. Because of its molecular structure linen cloth can absorb as much as 1/5 of its weight before giving a feeling of being damp or wet. In other words – your linen shirt will absorb lots of perspiration and it is unlikely it will ever feel clammy – as water evaporates off linen as quickly as off the surface puddle. So, water is both absorbed and evaporated quickly. The result is your linen dress acting like an excellent cooling system.