25 May Trending Now – Linen
Tell me three things you love about linen. Now, I can think of the one thing that you aren’t crazy about. The fact that it wrinkles very easily.
I think you accept it as part of the charm, or go insane by trying to continually iron pieces until each crease is removed. Just know, as soon as you get in your car, and then leave it, the wrinkles are going to be there again. I think accepting it as part of the style and material, you can then, ENJOY linen.
A bit of history- Wiki**
Linen /ˈlɪnɪn/ is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is laborious to manufacture, but the fiber is very absorbent and garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather. ( Perfect for the South!) Linen textiles are some of the oldest in the world, and were used as currency in Eygpt for a time.
It has been scientifically proven to be a cooler fabric than that of silk or cotton. Linen is an age old fabric, dating back over 36,000 years ago. In the Fashion world, only 5% of linen production was used in the 1970s until the 1990’s where the usage changed to 70%.
It now seems that linen is popular once again, as the weather gets warmer and we are looking for fashionable ways of keeping cool.
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