Ever wondered how your sumptuously soft linen sheets started out? Or where your favourite summer linen shirt began its journey? How is linen made?
The story starts with the delicate flax flower that has been grown for thousands of years and whose by-products have been put to a diverse range of uses, from bank notes to cattle feed and dyes to cosmetics. So, how does the humble flax turn into a fitted sheet?
We’ll show you how is linen made :
You can read more about the history of linen here.
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With spring approaching faster and faster every day most of us start thinking about relaxing in the rooftop gardens, cycling around the city and late afternoon barbeques in the garden. When the burgers and hot dogs are ready, remember to think about several more things that you’ll need to make your barbeque just perfect.
Spring is already here, and so is the perfect time to change your wardrobe and loose those warm winter clothes. With shopping centres full of different types of clothing we’ve decided to lend a helping hand and give out some fashion advice for spring 2016. This spring comes with new styles and colour combinations and here are some of the most popular ones:
With spring coming faster than most of us expected the spring cleaning comes as well. Throwing away unused clothes, redecorating your place – that’s what it’s all about. Finally the perfect time to throw away those cheesy “Ikea” pillows with pictures of cats and get something decent that suits your place really well. We’ve decided to come in handy with a chart of top 3 home accessories for spring 2016 for you to get some ideas.
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Taking care of linen might seem like an easy task. Although, not taking care of your linen garments properly might result in the colours wearing off and the material getting ruined. There are some things you can do to make your linens last you as long as they should. Today we have prepared a list of tips that can help you make your linen products last a lifetime.
Although most of us love linen, wear linen clothes and use linen sheets, there are very few people who know how this amazing and all-natural fabric is made. Today we have prepared some information that will help you easily understand the process of linen manufacturing.
Linen fabric is made from the flax plant. It is a plant that is not difficult to grow, since it easily grows in a moist soil. The most important thing in manufacturing linen fabric is separating the flax fibres from the plant. It is a hard job and surprisingly some of it is still being done by hand since it has to be done very carefully. Once the cellulose fibre is separated from the woody core it is considered to be prepared for threading. The fibre is used to produce thread, yarn and other types of linen material. Linen threads are woven into pieces of fabric and various products are made of it.
Linen is a great fabric that is perfect for any weather because of its attribute of keeping your body chilled in the summer and warming you up in the winter. Linen products because softer and softer after multiple washings and are considered to last you a lifetime. Linen absorbs humidity and is a perfect choice for clothing, bedding and even towels.