Linen clothes, linen home decorations from the oldest fiber in the world is timeless, and linen fabrics are recognized as the symbol of comfort and elegance.
Linen fibers are most resistant to friction and stretching of all the plant fibers. As a result, when washing, linen fabrics are strengthened and look even better.
The physiological properties of linen, characterized by a pleasant and cool grip, especially in high temperature conditions – are much better than those in other fabrics, particularly in terms of direct contact with skin. The sorptive heat is rather high, it provides body with the short but necessary period of time necessary to adapt to the changing environmental conditions. Of all the fibers, linen fibers have the best capacity to absorb water (also due to the addition of pectins) – it does not seem moist even absorbing 1/5 of its mass. The presence of linen in a material has a positive impact on all the properties of the textiles in direct contact with body (clothes, bedlinen).
Linen fabrics have antibacterial properties and do not pick up static. They are light – which property is especially appreciated during heatwaves. They do not cause irritations or allergic reactions and they develop the best microclimate for skin. The capacity to absorb electric charges is rather low, and mostly responsible for the physiological feelings of a person that has direct contact with the material. This is especially significant for delicate persons who do not like electric charges. Moreover, due to special plantations and subsequent controlled processing, we may obtain the fabrics which, in terms of health and hygiene, are much better than the fabrics made of synthetics, containing heavy metals such as titanium, as well as other chemicals of unknown effect on our bodies.
Nowadays, we all want to provide ourselves with the conditions for healthy lifestyle, and linen fabrics meet all of our requirements, while linen tablecloths, with their rich colors and broad range of patterns, will satisfy even the most demanding clients.
Linen is considered one of the reproducible raw materials that should replace the materials used at present in many sectors of the industry. It is fully biodegradable and non-waste.
The Institute of Natural Fibers in Poznań was looking to answer the questions:
“Does every type of clothes, bedlinen, towels and other fabrics we deal with in days and nights, has the same effect on us?”
“Does the promotion of linen fabrics, not only in clothes, constitute a requirement of our times, an intuitive behavior or the subconscious willingness to remain healthy?”
In order to answer those questions, the Institute of Natural Fibers from Poznań conducted suitable research in cooperation with the Poznań University of Medical Sciences. Among others, the researchers tested the effect of linen, cotton and polyester bedclothes on the quality of sleep.
The results were interpreted as follows:
The sleep is better, and the body regenerates and rests faster in linen bedclothes.
Source: Institute of Natural Fibers in Poznań