Updated: Mar 4, 2021
At the electronic cellular level, flax cells are highly complementary with human cells; producing a benevolent effect on the human organism. The human cell is capable of completely dissolving a flax cell. Flax thread is the only natural material utilized for internal sutures in a surgical setting.
Benefits of linen
Linen is a very durable fiber and has many benefits over cotton.
- Linen is 30% stronger than cotton
- Has a high moisture absorbency
- Highly breathable
- Linen is Thermoregulating
- Structurally sound fiber so products keep their shape
- Environmentally friendly – less water and chemicals to cultivate
Flax Linen is the strongest natural fiber, making linen very durable.
Linen becomes softer with use and each washing.
Here are the main reasons why linen has remained so popular over the years:
The flax fiber, from which linen is made, is hollow and absorbs moisture well – up to 20% of its own weight in water before starting to feel damp. The latter is especially important when it comes to towels, bath linens, bedding, scarves as well as clothing.
Besides absorbing moisture well, linen can release moisture fast. The flax plant is hollow allowing for higher air permeability. Thus, linen fabric dries quickly and doesn’t stick to the body. Linen is also a natural insulator, it keeps you cool in the summer and retains heat from your body when it’s cooler. The reason is flax’s long polymers that have the best heat resistance and conductivity of all the commonly used textile fibers.
Linen fabric possesses rare bacteriological properties – it is a natural antiseptic, kills bacteria and fungus, and reduces inflammation. Because of its bacteriological, some claim that linen heals wounds faster and helps cure some skin diseases. Most importantly, linen is perfect for those with sensitive skin or allergies.
Linen is the oldest known textile to humans. Flax grows on rainwater alone and doesn’t require an irrigation system. Flax doesn’t need pesticides or fertilizer to grow, when harvested the entire plant from top to root is used, no waste. Linen is also biodegradable when 100% natural colorants are used.