What is Linen Fabric? All about This Material

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Linen is one of the oldest natural fibers. It is increasingly popularly applied in the garment and interior decoration market today. It possesses many great advantages from its unique appearance to useful uses. There is no reason why this material still retains a stable HOT level in the consumer market. Let’s learn more about this material with ECOSILKY in the article below!

What is Linen Fabric?


Images of Hmong women harvesting flax plants

Linen fabric is of a completely natural origin. It is harvested from the trunk of the flax plant, which appeared near lakes in Switzerland since 8000 BC.

This plant is also present in Vietnam and forms a long-standing traditional fabric. Typically in the Dien Bien area of ​​the Mong ethnic group. Today, they are still trying their best to preserve the profession of “Weaving linen” – a beauty of a long-standing Vietnamese cultural tradition.

The production process of linen fibers

Craftsmen are stripping flax into fibers

After harvesting, the workers will strip the harvested flax into fibers. The fastest way is that they use bacteria so that they can eat the outside of the stem. These soft fibers are then gathered and separated into long fibers, from which they can weave into fabric.

The meticulous weaving process comes from the craftsmen

Special properties of linen fibers

Linen fiber has many special advantages

Today, Linen fiber is used all over the world for many purposes. The commercial value of linen fibers has increased over the years. The special thing that makes this material can be so favored is thanks to the following outstanding advantages:

  • Good sweat absorption: Fabrics from these fibers stay breathable and keep you cool on hot days.
  • Soft and natural shine: Linen is soft, though not as soft as tussah silk. Since nearly all fibers are derived from the stem, it will be slightly stiffer and coarser. Their natural luster makes them look a lot like tussah silk
  • Comfort: Linen fabric is very comfortable and almost does not cause allergies, skin irritation to consumers. Perfect for babies, children, and the elderly.
  • Biodegradation
  • In addition, this natural fiber is very durable. You can see every fiber on the fabric surface as well as feel it by hand very clearly. Heat and water resistant!!
    • The more you wash it, the softer and stronger the linen fabric will be. We ensure products from linen fabric will always be as beautiful as new over time of use.
    • At the same time, this fabric is also not affected by sunlight. So Linen fabric is completely sun-resistant.

Linen fabric is soft and very durable, as well as naturally breathable and absorbent. This is an environmentally friendly product.

What types of linen fabrics are there?

  • Powdered linen fabric. Soft and easy to soften but when worn brings a pleasant and comfortable feeling to the skin. They are popular as clothing fabrics or used as curtains, blankets, pillows…
  • Wet linen. It is commonly used to make fabrics that don’t need too sophisticated textures like curtains
  • Fluffy linen fabric. The fabric has higher durability, and smoother with the great advantage of being able to keep color for a long time
  • Silk linen fabric. It brings a certain softness and is often used to sew scarves with many beautiful colors and designs or modern “ao dai”.
  • Scratched linen. Has a scratched textile surface that creates its specific with light and thin fabric surfaces. This type of fabric is often used to sew thin vests or pants…

The most popular products of Linen fabric

Interior decoration

Rustic, cozy with linen curtains
If you pursue vintage style, cozy and close to nature, Linen Bedding Set is a great choice


Linen outfit brings a very vintage style
This is also a favorite material for men’s costumes because of its coolness and comfort

Everything you need to know about linen fabric

How to know?

  • Fabrics are very smooth, lint-free and also they get softer after repeated washing
  • In terms of color, linen fabric is not pure white. The original color of linen is ivory white, rustic, fawn, or gray.
  • The fabric, when burned, will burn very slowly because the flax fiber is hollow. It smells like burning paper, and the ash after burning is as soft as the ashes of cotton fiber.

Use instruction

  • After washing, you just need to let it dry naturally and then use it as usual instead of ironing
  • Avoid washing linen clothes in hot water (above 40 degrees Celsius). You should use warm or cold water instead.
  • If the shirt is colored, you should wash it in cold water to prevent it from fading
  • Use only detergent with a low concentration of bleach

Hopefully, the above sharings will help you have more useful knowledge to be able to choose, distinguish and preserve linen fabric in the most accurate way. If you need more in-depth advice or the need for Silk / Linen Bedding products at Ecosilky. Please contact us in 3 ways:

  • Address: 285/94C Cach Mang Thang Tam, Ward 12, District 10, City. Ho Chi Minh
  • Hotline: (+84) 704 899 089
  • Email: info@info@ecosilky.com.vn