Things you need to know about linen clothes

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Linen is known to be the world’s strongest natural fiber. It is so durable it’s even used in paper money to increase strength! It is thicker than cotton and lasts a very long time. Linen textiles appear to be some of the oldest in the world: their history goes back many thousands of years. It was sometimes used as a form of currency in ancient Egypt. Linen is a more expensive raw material than cotton, but that’s pretty much the only con we could find.
Knitted linen sweater by GUDOknitwear
So whats so great about linen? Linen clothes are best to wear during the summer months and in warm climates. Linen fibers are hollow, moving air and moisture naturally and fabric feels cool to touch, a phenomenon which indicates its higher conductivity. Clothes made of linen are also lightweight, wick away moisture and dry quickly. These properties allow linen clothing to feel cool, airy and light on the body. It is valued for its ability to keep cool in the summer months and trap warmth in colder weather.

Sleeveless top by CozyLinen
The fabric is natural yet elegant, and its distinct texture adds a touch of interest to an outfit.
The most common complaint about linen is that it wrinkles very easily. Dennis Green share a real story of a nightmare wearing linen shirt. Linen has poor elasticity and does not spring back readily, explaining why it wrinkles. It is smooth, making the finished fabric lint-free, and gets softer the more it is washed. And if you know how to soften linen fabric the nightmare can become a daydream. Thanks to the emergence of new technologies for processing linen fibers, manufacturers are able to significantly reduce the effect of crushing.

Loose linen tunic by d96p
Linen should not be dried too much by tumble drying, and it is much easier to iron when damp. Nevertheless, the tendency to wrinkle is often considered part of linen's particular "charm", and many modern linen garments are designed to be air-dried on a good clothes hanger and worn without the necessity of ironing.
Handmade linen clothes is very high quality. You can read more in the CozyLinen blog how they value their clients and what is the purpose behind it.
Linen men's costume by BlackFicus
A characteristic often associated with linen yarn is the presence of "slubs", or small knots which occur randomly along its length. In the past, slubs were traditionally considered to be defects, and were associated with low quality linen. However, in the case of many present-day linen fabrics, particularly in the decorative furnishing industry, slubs are considered as part of the aesthetic appeal of an expensive natural product. In addition, slubs do not compromise the integrity of the fabric, and therefore they are not viewed as a defect. However, the very finest linen has very consistent diameter threads, with no slubs at all.
Linen scarf by LapelisStudio
Linen fabrics have a high natural luster; their natural color ranges between shades of ivory, ecru, tan, or grey. Pure white linen is created by heavy bleaching. 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. When properly prepared, linen fabric has the ability to absorb and lose water rapidly. Linen can absorb a fair amount of moisture without feeling unpleasantly damp to the skin, unlike cotton.
Linen tunic by LinenDi
Linen outfits are universal - they can be combined with jeans, leather, silk, chiffon, synthetic fabrics. And if you do not mind the inherent flaws, boldly dress in elegant dresses or shirts, going for a walk, to the office or to a cafe. From high fashion to casual wear!
Mens clothing by POWHA




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