Why is linen so special?


Linen is one of the oldest natural textiles in the world. Linen was very important to ancient Egyptians in their history. They used linen as a symbol of light, purity, and wealth to wrap mummies.

 In 1923, in Bielefeld, Germany even printed their banknotes on linen.

Today, linen is known as a luxury fabric, produced in small quantities due to its long production cycle.

 Process of making linen:

  •  Plant the flax seeds
  • 100 days to harvest the flax
  • Dry flax and remove seeds
  • Use a scotching machine to remove the broken outer layer
  • Comb fibers and separate by length
  • Spin into linen yarn
  • Weave on a boom
  • Bleach and dye

Today, Linen fibers are mainly produced in only a dozen European countries and India. Your linen might come from Poland, Austria, France, Germany, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Britain or India.


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