Why wear LINEN?
It’s great when you Want to beat the sweaty heat of summer? Wear Linen – it’s the King of Fibres when it comes to hot weather!
Linen is one of the oldest textiles in the world going back thousands of years. Linen was sometimes used as a form of currency in Ancient Egypt. Egyptian mummies were wrapped in linen as a symbol of light and purity, and as a display of wealth.
Linen is a textile made from the flax plant – it is one of the more multi-talented members of the plant family. The cultivation and transformation of flax into linen is environmentally friendly requiring less irrigation, pesticides and energy than cotton and therefore is much “greener” and easier on the earth!
Why WEAR Linen: The Benefits of WEARING LINEN
- Linen breathes naturally and offers the best comfort in high heat.
- Research has demonstrated that a person who wears linen sweats 1.5 times less than when wearing cotton and 2 times less than when wearing a synthetic such as rayon. Imagine how comfortable that would be for your body!
- It is also extremely absorbent – it can absorb up to 20% of its weight in sweat before it even feels wet! (hello, sweaty bus rides in humid weather). It is also 3x stronger than cotton!
- Linen, because of its natural fibers and production process, is inherently hypo-allergenic. Wearing linen will help you avoid common allergic reactions found with other fabrics, particularly synthetics. It is also antibacterial and is the only natural fibre that is accepted internally in the human body which is why linen has been used as bandages dating way back to the Egyptians.
- Linen is naturally thermo-regulating. It’s insulating in the cold, and cool and breathable when it’s warm. Linen offers strong protection against solar radiation. Great for menopausal and peri-menopausal women!
- Exceptionally Long-Lasting: Linen is one of the few fabrics that actually get better with age. It becomes softer, smoother, and more lustrous. Lasting to 12 times as long as cotton, linen regularly passes from generation to generation
Both cotton and linen are associated with wrinkles, and this is a concern when people want to wear linen.
Linen fibers have a natural resin called lignan. At first, the fibers are stiff and crease easily. The fabric naturally becomes smoother through wear, handling and use. It is widely accepted to have lightly wrinkled linen!
Echo Verde Designs Timeless Linen Pieces
Echo Verde Clothing specializes in organic and “slow fashion” (see About Us) and linen is one of the best fabrics to help reduce our global footprint.
Our garments are styled to flatter and they are also built to last a long time. Each of our pieces are garment dyed – this means the styles are sewn then dyed after – giving them a softer hand and a nice, washed coloring.
Special natural enzymes are used to soften the outer feel of the linen at the same time.
Linen is perfect for all of your summer travels!!
Linen is a Boss Fabric and you should have more of it in your life.