How to make linen fabric softer

Purchasing linen fabric, we can’t always say for sure what it will be used for. Sometimes, you buy a fairly coarse linen, for example, for sewing a blanket, and then there are some fabric pieces left. There may be a though that comes to your mind...

Why is linen more expensive than cotton?

It is not so easy to grow flax plants. It feels comfortable only at moderate temperatures, in good lighting, with lots of daylight and at adequate moisture. Not only quantity but also quality of the harvest gets worse during resowing at the same...

What is safer for your health: linen or cotton?

Scientists have proved that wearing linen clothes will prevent a series of health problems because flax plant has unique bacteriologic properties – it is too hard for germs and fungi to take root on linen fabric. This is a perfectly clean and...

Linen and cotton: Everything is comparative

Linen is often mistaken for its main competitor – cotton, which is utterly wrong. These are completely different plants that give fibers with completely different linen properties.  How to distinguish linen from cotton? Cotton...

Linen or cotton – which one is better?

Fashion for natural fabrics made linen and cotton extremely popular. However, sometimes it is hard to decide which one of these two products is the best. That is why you should know a thing or two about these fabrics to know their pros and...

Linen fabric: manufacture and properties (part 2)

How linen fabric is produced Producing Linen fabrics is quite an expensive process for several reasons. First of all, it deals with complex processing of the plant. Besides, flax linen has...

Linen fabric: manufacture and properties (part 1)

The first mentions of linen fabric and its use date back to several thousand years ago. Some historians think this fabric is 5000 years old. The earliest use was found in Ancient Egypt. It was an expensive material, so...