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 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...