Lino, qualità e rispetto della natura
"Linen is for the tailor what marble is for the sculptor: a noble material" said Christian Dior, summarizing the ability of linen to adapt to any season.
Flax is a cellulosic fiber that derives from the stem of the Flax plant.
One of the oldest fabrics in the world, linen is said to have been in use since 8000 BC.
Linen fiber has a high resistance to traction and elongation, is brighter and silky than other natural textile fibers, and is a hygroscopic fabric, that is, it tends to absorb and release humidity very well. "
The fibers are empty and carry air and moisture in a completely natural way. This is why linen is a versatile fiber, suitable for all seasons, which maintains warmth in winter and lets body heat breathe in summer. Thanks to its ability to keep the body at a constant temperature, linen sheets can facilitate relaxation and sleep.
Linen fabric also has excellent resistance to heat degradation.
Linen is not only the oldest fiber in the world, but also the most sustainable fabric. The flax plant does not require large quantities of water, nor does it require excessive use of commonly used chemicals. Furthermore, the environmental footprint of the fabric processing is very low.
For its excellent properties it is called a noble material. Its uses are manifold, from bed linen and towels to the kitchen, and for furnishings such as fabric for curtains, cushions, sofa and armchair covers or for carpets and tapestries.
Resistant to wear, thermoregulator and hypoallergenic, linen is a fabric of great beauty, bright and capable of making colors and chromatic effects take on great importance.
By washing it, the linen becomes soft and bright because its brilliance is due to the knots that reflect the light.
It is the most resistant fiber in nature and, therefore, also washable often. The ironing must take place when the garment is still damp, using hot iron also with steam. However, creasing is one of its characteristics and many stylists have transformed this property into a quality with natural pleating and embossing effects.