In the most recent blogs we have talked about some more particular categories and types of fabrics. But, we are writing these writings with the purpose of simplifying the purchase when making decisions to purchase our fabrics.
Today we will talk about linen, since it is in trend and highly valued in recent years.
As we have mentioned before, linen is a natural fiber that comes from the bast trunk. In addition, it is a resistant, durable and absorbent fabric , soft and comfortable.
This type of textile is popular for use in bedding and sheets because it is comfortable, durable, soft, and dries easily. Likewise, these fibers are quite porous, excellent conductors of heat, making them warm, cozy and comfortable to use in bedding. However, it is also widely used for upholstery because it is very easy to clean, it is excellent for neutralizing odors, filtering light and germs, that is, it will never generate fungi.
Eye! Be very careful when using washing machines and dryers because it is a fabric that tends to shrink a lot. Therefore, always remember to read the use and care instructions carefully.
For upholstery, the best fiber mixtures for linen are polypropylene, polyester, cotton and, above all, the fibers that this linen wears best are artificial ones such as rayon, lyocell, among others.
To identify if one has linen, all you have to do is run your hand over the fabric and feel if it feels like little rough spots on it. Likewise, you can burn a piece of thread and if it has a burnt leaf smell and falls apart like gray ash, you know it will have linen.
You can include this textile in cushions, upholstery, whites and together with other mixtures you will notice that the durability and resistance of your object will be eternal.
After this information, will you purchase linen in such a special space?