We adore linen. So much so, our debut collection is full of linen essentials that we know you'll love for life.
Linen is a natural fabric that has been used for centuries and is loved for its many wonderful qualities.
Seven reasons we rave about linen
1. Linen is known for its natural strength and durability, which means that your pieces will last for years to come. It is the second strongest fiber after silk and 30% stronger than cotton.
2. When you first receive a linen item, you might notice that it feels a bit stiff. However, over time, linen has the unique ability to soften and become even more comfortable to wear. That's why you'll find yourself reaching for it again and again.
3. Linen is great at regulating your body temperature. Linen is highly breathable, making it a great choice for hot, humid weather. The fibers of the flax plant are hollow, which allows air to circulate easily and keeps you cool. Linen absorbs moisture easily and dries quickly, making it a comfortable fabric to wear in warm conditions
4. If you have sensitive skin, linen is a great choice for you. It's anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic, so it's gentle on your skin.
5. Finally, linen has a significantly lower environmental impact compared to other fabrics. It requires less water to produce than cotton and is a more sustainable choice for the planet. According to the European Confederation of Linen and Hemp, it takes 6.4 liters of water to produce one linen shirt, compared to 2,700 liters of water for a cotton shirt.
6. Linen wrinkles easily, but many people find this to be a desirable feature as it adds to the fabric's natural, relaxed look. While some people may find the wrinkling of linen to be a drawback, others embrace it as a natural characteristic of the fabric that adds to its charm and casual appeal.
7. Linen is a natural fabric made from the fibers of the flax plant, making it environmentally friendly. Linen is biodegradable, meaning that it can break down naturally in the environment. This is in contrast to synthetic fabrics, which are made from non-renewable resources and can take hundreds of years to break down. The production of linen also requires less energy and resources than many other fabrics, making it a more sustainable choice.
Why do you love linen? Let us know in the comments!