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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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.