Monthly Archives: May 2019

LINEN: Fabric for summer

Linen is a textile made from the fibres of the flax plant. Linen is laborious to manufacture, but the fiber is very strong, absorbent and dries faster than cotton. Garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot and humid weather. The word linen is of West Germanic origin and cognate to the Latin name for the flax plant, linum, and the earlier Greek (linón). This word […]