The origins of linen fabric
How pure linen fabric is produced
Producing linen fabric is quite an expensive process for several reasons. First of all, it deals with complex processing of the plant. Besides, there are several sorts of flax, and the quality of the fabric and the complexity of the manufacturing process depend directly on them. Natural linen fabric can be thin or thick, rough or smooth, depending on the length of the plant fibers.
After harvesting the raw material comes to the flax processing mill. After being processed on the scotching machine, there are long or short fibers left that are considered waste material but can still be used for rough linen fabric production.
The resulted threads are compared by their technical characteristics and divided for further processing. Long threads are used for manufacturing fabric in the textile industry. Combing gives a great base for furnishing material and floorings. Waste fibers are used in construction field as rope.
Organic linen fabric properties
Different types of linen fabric are still highly popular these days - this can be explained by their characteristics. First of all, hydroscopic qualities of the fabric should be noted: it absorbs moisture perfectly. You can avoid having a heat stroke when wearing linen clothes. This kind of fabric cools in hot days and warms in cold days. Besides, it does not accumulate static electricity which is great for your general wellbeing.
We can list the linen fabric properties for a long time, speaking nothing about its ability to tame pathogenic microorganisms. It plays the role of antiseptic agent, so it is not only eco-friendly but highly hygienic as well.
Organic linen fabric does not cause allergy which makes it suitable for using in fabric for children, in medicine and where a higher level of sterility is a must. All clothes that contain threads of this plant have a long service life are easy to be maintained and worn. Linen clothes do not become yellow and get only whiter with time.
The worst disadvantage of the flax fabric is the fact that it is hard to be ironed after washing. However, this process can be made easier by ironing your linen clothes while they are still damp or using an iron with steam setting. Linen clothes are better kept on hangers than folded – it will prolong their quality and life.