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What is Linen Fabric?

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Your Quick Reference Guide To Learning Everything You Need To Know About Linen Fabric

When it comes to fabric, you might not be familiar with all of the different types of fabrics that are available and out there in the world. Some of these fabrics are used for bedding and linens, while other fabrics are used for clothing and apparel.

With so many different fabrics to choose from, we figured we’d make things simple by introducing you to ten of the most widely used fabrics and going into detail regarding where they’re from, what they are, and what they’re used for.

Welcome to part 1 of this 10-part blog. Today, we’ll talk about everything you need to know about linen fabric.

What is Linen Fabric ?

What Is Linen Fabric?

Linen is one of the most widely used fabrics and it comes directly from the flax plant. Known as a strong, durable, and absorbent fabric, linen is almost always found and used as a fabric for bedding because it’s soft, comfortable, and it dries much faster than cotton – making it an ideal fabric for people who sweat when they sleep.

More on that later! First, let’s take a look at what linen really is. Linen is best described a fabric that is made from very fine fibers, derived from the flax plant. These fibers are carefully extracted, spun into yarn, and then woven into long sheets of comfortable, durable fabric.

Linen Bed Sheets

 

What Is Linen Used For?

Like we mentioned earlier, linen fabric is a popular fabric for use in bedding and sheets because it’s comfortable, durable, soft, and dries easily. Not only that, but because linen fibers are rather porous, they’re excellent conductors of heat, making them warm, cozy, and comfortable for use in bedding.

In addition, linen is quite lightweight, which makes it perfect all year round. Linen naturally keeps your warm during the winter months, and it’s moisture-wicking properties help to keep you dry and cool in the warmer months.

Along with its use in bedding materials, you might even find linen fabric used in your window treatments and even bandages – and that’s because linen is great at filtering light and filtering germs!

Linen Is Antibacterial

We can’t forget that one of the biggest benefits of linen is that it is entirely antibacterial. This means that harmful bacteria and other germs have a difficult time surviving within the fine and closely woven fibers, making linen a highly desirable fabric.

Linen Can Be Washed

Like cotton, linen can also be washed quite easily. Feel free to hand wash your linens or toss them into the washing machine. Pay close attention to shrinking, because that can sometimes happen with linen. But other than that, it’s a durable, strong, and comfortable fabric that you’ll certainly get years of use out of!

Everything You Need To Know

Before we finish off this blog, let’s recap. Linen comes from the flax plant. It’s fibers are spun into yarn and then woven into fabric used for bedding, window treatments, bandages, and home accessories. Linen is lightweight, a great conductor of heat, naturally absorbent, and antibacterial.

And with that, you know everything there is to know about linen.

Thanks for reading :)

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