Flax seed and oil

The name for flaxseed comes from ancient Latin language, and it means “very useful”, and that is very true. Flax got its’ name because every part of the plant is utilized in creation of many distinct products for bettering our lives, like flax...

Natural flax color

Natural linen fabric possesses a rich color palette - ivory, beige, sandy colors, all shades of brown and gray. Sometimes flax is bleached and dyed, and sometimes it is left in its original form - natural tones are always in fashion. What determines...

What is better: linen vs half-linen

What is half-linen, and what is good about it?During the processing of flax stems, some parts of the fiber break off, and they are used for the production of mixed fabrics - for example, half-linen, which includes cotton thread. One fabric combines...

What is better: linen or half-linen?

Flax is a natural material, one of the oldest on Earth - it is since the VIII century BC that craftsmen learned to create canvas from flax stems. This is a very laborious process, but the result exceeds all expectations. Linen fabric possesses...

The history of flax

“He who sows flax will reap gold,” said our ancestors, and these words contain truth. Flax has been valued for its beauty, practicality and healing properties at all times. We use flax products in our everyday lives, but how much do we really...

Shrinkage of flax and other fabrics (part 1)

Most fabrics have this one interesting property - they become smaller in size after washing. This phenomenon is called shrinkage, which is to some extent a characteristic of all natural fabrics. Is it possible to somehow deal with it? Or is it...

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...

Facts that may change your opinion on linen

Flax is an ancient crop. And it is not surprising at all that linen is mentioned in the world’s most ancient scriptures. It is often that linen fabric was the "hero" of the most famous historical events in the world! 10 Facts about...

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...