THE ONE FABRIC YOU MUST HAVE IN YOUR SUSTAINABLE WARDROBE
Linen is one of the most sought after sustainable fabrics with several benefits such as its strength, comfort, and durability. This quality fabric has stood the test of time for a thousand years and continues to do amid a wide variety of modern textiles and materials. It has been worn judiciously across several cultures and civilizations and has beautifully evolved over time due to its adaptable nature.
It is made from the fibers of a flax plant and is similar to cotton, and the best part is that this eco-friendly fabric is perfect all year round as it naturally regulates temperature and insulates. So if you’re planning to update your wardrobe with minimal and timeless designs this season, here are the top reasons why linen is an ideal choice for you.
Linen is known to be the strongest of all natural fibers. The resilience of the fibers makes the clothing far more long-lasting than cotton and will only get better and softer after every wash. It shows the true strength of this elegant fabric and how beautifully it can last for generations to come.
Low environmental impact
It is made from flax plant fibers and is a fully biodegradable and recyclable fabric. The plant requires fewer natural resources and little to no harmful chemicals during cultivation, making linen a great eco-friendly alternative for your wardrobe.
While linen is commonly known as a summer staple, you can use it in all seasons. It naturally adapts to your body and will keep you warm and cozy in winter and cool in hot and humid weather. This characteristic gives linen an edge over other fabrics as it’s perfect for your trans-seasonal dressing and ideal all year round.
Like cotton, linen is a highly absorbent fabric. It can easily absorb and hold up to 20% water. It strengthens its fibers and enhances the beauty and softness of linen fabric even after years of usage. At the same time, it also has great moisture-wicking properties.
The versatility of linen is outstanding, as it can make the most simple and basic items feel luxurious. It is a perfect accompaniment for every occasion and season. It can be styled with accessories such as hats in the summer and is easy to experiment with during winter using coats or sweaters.
Interviewer and Writer PRERNA MALHOTRA
Layout and Graphic Design VEDHIKA HV
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