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Qualities of good linen

Qualities of good linen

Known to help with everything from anti-stress to better sleep, linen is also thought to have many healing properties and even reduce “itis” conditions (like arthritis and dermatitis).

Ancient Egyptians used linen for its natural ability to help repel microorganisms. Linen has been known to be tolerable for those with allergies and to soothe skin conditions. Now, apart from all this good stuff what makes linen different to say... cotton.

Linen shrinks.

More or less, but all natural fibre fabrics shrink after washing. It is highly recommended to wash the fabric before sewing.

Linen creases.

A major characteristic of natural linen is its creasing, but do not forget that linen has to crease as this is the unique and exclusive fibre. If you want to reduce creasing we recommend to choose a fabric which has other fibres in their composition (cotton, viscose) or to choose a fabric with special easy-care finishing LPA which minimizes fabric creasing after washing. It is important to know that fabric becomes less creasy and softer after each washing.

Linen is hard to iron.

This belief is held by those who do not know the main linen ironing rule – iron your linen while damp (not wet). Another way is if the linen has an easy-care finishing which minimizes items creasing after washing and it makes it easier to iron. But the main helper in this situation is fashion because now washed and un-ironed garments are very fashionable – you wash, dry and wear them.

Choose linen and become a healthy fashionista!

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