Linen: One of the World's Oldest Fabrics
The manufacture of linen yarn and fabric is a complicated process, one that requires skill and expertise from the cultivation of the raw flax plant to the combing and processing of the fibers in preparation for spinning and weaving. Linen is created from the fibers of the flax plant, one of the oldest agricultural plants in the world. The English word 'linen' derives from the plant's Latin name Linum Usitatissimum and is used to describe the finely spun fibers as well as to collectively describe the finished woven cloth and garments produced from this cloth.
Advantages of Linen
- Excellent dissipation of heat.
- Hydrophilic: absorbs water and sweat and dries quickly
- Linen is very easy to take care of, since it resists dirt and stains, has no lint or pilling tendency
- Linen can withstandand very high temperatures when being washed or pressed
- Extremely durable
The fabrics in our collection are woven from linen which gives unrivaled durability and finish, creating the highest quality cloth of its kind. We also offer linen-wool blend fabrics that offer all the advantages of linen but without the creases.The classic weave construction makes these fabrics ideal for jackets, trousers, skirts or dresses. Whether it is smart tailoring or cool, laid-back casual wear, linen is quite simply the ultimate fabric for Spring and Summer wear. Contact your design consultant to learn more.