Linen is probably one of the oldest textile fibres in the world. After the fibres have been combed out from the stems of the flax plant and dried, the seed capsules are removed by roasting and the fibres are spun into yarns. These yarns can then be used for weaving.
A distinction is made between linen and half linen. Linen consists of 100% linen, half linen has to consist of at least 40% linen and is additionally processed with cotton.
Linen garments are particularly distinguished by their outstanding heat regulation properties. Linen fabrics are worn especially in summer as they have a pleasant cooling effect. Linen is hard-wearing, strong and dirt-repellent. Since there is no lint formation and it's antibacterial effect, this fabric is also suitable for allergy patients.
Care: Linen fabrics can usually be washed in the washing machine at 40°C. Sensitive garments such as blazers or waistcoats should be cleaned. For drying it is recommended to hang up the linen fabrics wet, drying with the dryer or wringing can lead to creasing of the fabric. Never iron with dry heat as this can make the fabric brittle. In case of doubt, always follow the washing instructions or contact the manufacturer.