Linen is “bast” fibre used to produce some of the oldest textiles in the world – Egyptian mummies were wrapped in linen. Then used as a display of wealth, even now this fabric is seen as luxurious and valued for its exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather. Grown in cooler regions, the flax fibres are taken from the stem of the plant. Linen needs less pesticides, insecticides and water to be grown than cotton as well as being the strongest of the plant fibres. Another positive aspect of linen is that every part of the flax plant can be used, for example to make soap, dye, paper, medicines, packaging, and food in the form of Linseed oil or flax seeds. Linen has high durability, water absorption, temperature regulation, extremely high breathability, low dust absorption and high antimicrobial quality.

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