Linen is a fabric manufactured from the fibers derived from the flax plant. The process of creating this type of material is quite laborious, but manufacturers continuously produce this fabric because of its amazing qualities and properties. Its most notable characteristic is its coolness and freshness during hot weather. It is also much more durable and lustrous than the cotton fabric. It also exhibits brighter and more vivid colors and more gloss than cotton. However, this type of fabric wrinkles very easily but most of the manufacturers have found a way to address such problem by blending it with other fabrics. Care for this type of fabric is easy as it can be hand washed or dry cleaned.
In the fashion industry, this fabric is used in the manufacture of pants, children’s wear, jackets, suits, dresses, skirts, blouses, and shirts. In the home industry, this fabric is used in the production of curtains, dish towels, bed sheets, upholstery, and draperies.