Contrary to popular belief, a Tasmanian summer can get warm, occasionally-dare we say - hot! In the midst of a beautiful and somewhat warm Tasmanian summer, we thought we'd share some facts about a favourite summer fabric of ours: linen.
Linen is a natural fibre made from the flax plant. Cultivation of flax requires less pesticides and water than cotton and also fares better in terms of water toxicity, making its production relatively eco-friendly.
Linen a very resilient fibre and is stronger than cotton. It also looks great on and being anti-static and anti-cling, sits away from the body and drapes beautifully.
Linen is an air permeable fibre that quickly wicks and evaporates moisture, acting as your body's own personal cooling system. This is why it's a great fibre to wear in summer. In fact, this fibre is so absorbent that it can soak up to 20% of its weight in moisture before feeling damp or wet! And did we mention that linen is also hypo-allergenic?
Yes, we love linen here at ecoHaven and hope you do too!
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