Linen

Flax (linum) is one of the oldest cultures. Its stalks are used to produce linen fibre for apparel manufacture. Linen fabric is one of the ancient in the world. It is assumed that its age is over 5 000 years old. Ancient craftspeople were creating incredible qualitative linen products of tough and durable fibre. The oil out of flax seeds is used in cookery.

flax The healing properties of flax are known from ancient times. Hippocrates argued that flax seeds can be used to make anti-inflammatory and anesthetic action medicines. In ancient Egypt women used nourishing masks of flax as beauty aids. Linen is a fresh, pure and comfortable material. It doesn't cause of allergic reactions and perfectly absorbs moisture. In the heat linen fabric gives a sense of cool.

Flax is an annual plant of the flax family, medium height of its stem is about 60-100 cm, and its diameter is from 0.8 mm to 1.4 mm. Linen fibre is produced out of the plant's skin. Recognize linen fabric is easy: it is quite tough to the touch with characteristic knots in the fabric structure.

Natural color of linen fabric is gray, light brown and all shades of ivory. When the cultivation flax requires less quantity of fertilizers as compared with other crops. And that is important a flax waste is easy decomposed without harming the environment.

It is uneasy to cultivate good flax. European climate is ideal for linen cultivation. Although the process of getting linen fibers is laborious enough, but the worldwide demand for this natural product grows up constantly.

Cycle of flax ageing is very short, only 100 days between sowing in March and harvesting in July. In the end of summer the cut stalks of flax are laid on the meadows. Here in warm and damp weather with abundant dews the agglutinative pectin matters are destroyed, making fibers more elastic and silky. After that by special machines the fiber is easily separated from the stalk and in such kind is appreciated in the industry.

Cultivation of flax doesn't harm the soil and ecosystem and it is wasteless. For flax cultivation is needed 20 times less water than for cultivation other products. There is such a little known fact that the physical properties of flax are similar to human. It makes flax so sensible and comfortable.

All these facts bring great pleasure those who manufacture linen product and those who use it. Bedding made of fresh linen fiber hasn't any equals and it gives not only comfort, but also incredible luxury of texture and positive properties. Refined elegance and completely worldly practicality in the kitchen linens: tablecloths, napkins, table accessories.

Eco-friendly pure linen attracts more and more designers of clothes, who are inspired by the natural simplicity of the fabric. They use its true facture in the combination with natural braided lace and embroidery for creating authentic models which are associated with luxury and well-being.

Linen is soft to the touch, actively absorbs ultraviolet radiation, it is solid and durable enough. Linen is chosen for manufacture everything that is direct contact with the human. That’s why we appreciate especially its properties that give us sense of luxury and coziness.

Consumer properties of linen are so high that a competition with other natural fibers is always in favor of it. Owing to durable linen fiber the bedding linen maintains repeated washings. After each washing the fabric becomes softer and more comfortable to the body.

It is better to dry linen outdoors, in that way it takes pleasant freshness. It is better to iron linen when it is damp. It is better to iron the products with decorative elements or with embroidery on the inner side not to damage decorations.