Linen is a fabric made with flax. It is a plant-derived cellulosic fiber.
Among its characteristics we can find the following:
- It is a highly resistant fiber, both strong and durable, and much more resistant than cotton fiber.
- As time passes and the garment is washed repeatedly, the fiber becomes softer.
- It can absorb up to 20% water without generating a feeling of humidity.
- It has antibacterial and fungicidal properties.
- It is resistant to high temperatures.
- Its cultivation requires significantly less water than cotton does, and it is more resistant to plagues.
- It does not generate waste as 100% of the plant can be used.
- For all of these reasons, it is considered a low impact material.