Let‘s start from defining what an apron is 🙂 An apron is a piece of garment that is used for protection of our clothes from wear and tear while fussing in the kitchen or barbecuing. It usually covers the front of the body. Linen aprons are very comfortable and easy care option, but let’s start from the beginning.
An apron as a separate piece of garment comes from middle ages. As doing laundry was very difficult these times, an apron was designed to protect a dress from any stains.
Aprons were mainly worn by girls and ladies during their everyday routine – for going to the market, the church, doing chores around the house. The usual type of an apron those days was a pinafore – the one which covered most of the skirt and chest with shoulder padding sort of thing 🙂 Later when cheaper clothes were invented, apron ceased to be of great importance and find its way to the kitchen, the restaurant and many other places.
Today aprons usually are much smaller and come in different types. There bib aprons, bistro aprons, tuxedo aprons, cobbler aprons, waist aprons differing mainly in design. Bib aprons mainly cover the most of the body with a string from the sides and around the neck. Bistro aprons and waist aprons are aprons that can be wrapped around the waist with bistro apron being smaller one. Cobbler aprons cover both front and back of the body and resemble the over garment used by musketeers.
Aprons can be made of a variety of fabrics that are easy care – cotton, linen, polyester etc. Linen aprons though have many advantages. Linen fabric is a natural one and therefore allows perfect ventilation, does not make the wearer hot. Linen aprons absorb moisture instantly and dry in a minute which is appreciated by those working with different kind of liquids (which are plenty in every kitchen and restaurant). Taking care of your linen apron is easy – it can be washed in a washing machine using low temperatures and tumble dried. In natural creases are not welcomed it is recommended to iron your linen apron when still damp.
With modern dying technologies there is a huge array of colors one might choose her or his apron from. Then an apron becomes not only a functional piece of garment but also adds style to the kitchen or barbeque (perfect for summer time).
Linen tea towels have all the qualities of linen aprons that are mentioned above, so having some in your kitchen or when barbequing will be much help.