Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Despite it is laborious to manufacture, people worldwide are still willing to use linen clothes byproducts. The most appealing points of its advantages are related to natural properties. Thousands years history of manufacturing linen clothes makes linen textiles appear to be vintage and retro. Due to these years of practices and continuous innovated ideas, the technique of manufacturing linen products became more and more mature. All in all, it is its natural properties and mature fabricating techniques that allow the linen clothes become a new retro fashion style.
1.High sweat absorption and heat dissipation
The garments made of linen are mostly valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather and warmth in cold days. It is because of its stunning feature of high hydroscopicity. Linen fiber is obtained from the cortex of flax plant, which is the main organs for caring water. When it is used to manufacture clothes, compared with other materials, linen is commendable for its amazing absorbing capability and unexpected hygroscopic speed. It can absorb a fair amount of moisture without feeling unpleasantly damp to the skin. Meanwhile, instant sweat absorbing creates a fresh and cool environment.
Due to the balance of positive&negative charges, linen would not produce static electricity. Proved by scientific studies, electrification by friction produced by linen is the least, compared with wool, fiber, cotton fiber, even 7 times less than cotton does. With the antistatic feature and low magnetic field effect, there is little dust and dirt adhering to the flax cloth, which makes it quite qualified for meeting sanitary requirements.
3. Natural luster and soft
Linen fabrics have a high natural luster. Their natural color ranges among ivory, ecru, tan or grey. Pure white linen is created by heavy bleaching. The reason is that the flax plants grow up in the strong sunlight district, however, strong solar radiation is also harmful for its growth. Hence, the plant will adjust itself to adapt to the changing environment, reducing solar radiation damage under strong sunlight as well as obtaining sun heat properly. Linen fabric typically varies somewhat in thickness and is crisp and textured, but it can in some cases feel stiff and rough, and in other cases feel soft and smooth.
4. High available and durable
Linen, a very durable and strong fabric, is one of the few that are stronger wet than dry. The fibers do not stretch, and are resistant to damage from abrasion. However, because linen fibers have a very low elasticity, the fabric eventually breaks if it is folded and ironed at the same place repeatedly over time.
Apart from above mentioned overwhelming advantages, the linen fabrics have countless attracting points. Thanks to the structural feature of linen fiber, there is enough air in the fiber inside hollow, which makes the anaerobic bacteria difficult to survive. Regarding to fast water absorption and evaporation, the linen clothes could be dry. Non-ironing dresses can be finished by linen textiles.