It is no secret that we love using linen in our designs and linen has been a featured fabric in our collections each season, starting with the very first line we ever made. Lightweight, natural and breathable, linen is the perfect fabric to keep you cool, comfortable and chic. We love the way that linen falls when it is cut loose and long and it is the perfect backdrop to some of our favourite accessories and accent pieces.
What else do we love about linen? Let us count the ways!
- 100% Natural - Made from the fibres of the Flax plant which requires no irrigation, linen is all natural as rainwater alone is enough to grow flax and therefore no pesticides or fertilizers are required.
- Health Nut - The fibres of linen are naturally hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial and antimycotic (anti fungal) with a natural pH balance to help soften and preserve skin, making it ideal for children and people with sensitive skin.
- Super Absorbent - Linen is incredibly absorbent while still feeling dry to the touch. With its natural hollow fibres it can absorb much more than any other material including cotton. Linen also absorbs moisture quickly, making it the perfect material to wick away sweat and moisture on a hot day.
- Ultra Comfort - Breathable like a second skin, linen can help to regulate your temperature. It absorbs moisture in the heat and retains body heat in the cold. Cotton tends to break down after a few years whereas linen actually only starts to shine after 3 years, getting infinitely better with age.
- Ages Gracefully- 2-3 times stronger than cotton, linen continues to soften over time as it absorbs moisture. Linen wrinkles because it does not have elastic properties in its fiber, but this is also what gives it longevity. The perfect fabric to be passed down to generations, linen is a timeless, ageless beauty.
- Eco- Friendly - Linen requires less water to grow, fewer resources to process and has more uses for its by-products. It also has a chemical-free finishing compared to cotton, all the reasons why linen is the greener fabric than other materials by far.