If you hold a Linen fabric in your hand you will immediately notice its matt silky gloss and that it feels cool and dry. Jazzy Jobber is cooperating with a company from Austria that offers different Linen collections and personal designs for friends of natural fabrics.
In recent years, Linen has been experiencing an ongoing renaissance due to its newly discovered advantages and ecological qualities. Linen fiber is very tear-resistant, so the fabric is extremely sturdy. This makes it a good fit for tea towels, sheets and pillowcases.
Linen has a water-binding property. It absorbs up to 35% humidity and can quickly exchange this moisture with the environment, which creates a cooling effect. The fabric is breathable and pleasantly heat-regulating on the skin. Therefore, it’s warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Especially in the summer, Linen is appreciated as clothing in the form of shirts, blouses and pants but also as bedding. Linen is also dirt-repellent. The fiber is very durable, hard-wearing and pleasant to the skin.
The Linen fiber is very smooth and includes little air. Thanks to its anti-bacterial and water-binding properties, Linen provides very little moisture and prevents the development of bacteria. The material is lint-free and even neutralizes. Therefore, it is often used in the shoe production.
Eco-friendly and vegan
Linen is a sustainable fabric made from flax fibers. To extract the fibers, the plants are either cut or pulled by hand from the ground. The seeds and the plant stock are removed and the fibers are separated. The fibers are spun into yarn and eventually woven into fabric.
The flax plant does not need much water (about a quarter of the water consumption of cotton) and can be cultivated in many regions. In addition, flax is significantly more resistant to germs and other pests, so that very few pesticides and other chemical substances have to be used in the cultivation of flax.
Care of Linen
Of course, the inelastic, durable Linen fiber also has a few drawbacks. The low elasticity causes the fabric to wrinkle slightly and it cannot be smoothed easily by ironing. It also has a low abrasion resistance and therefore the use in upholstery is limited. But Linen is insensitive to detergents and dry cleaning. The wrinkling effect can be corrected by ironing. However, you should only iron the fabric damp, as dry heat damages the fabric. The bleaching of Llinen is not recommended but dyeing of the fabric is possible.
The Linen fabric can be washed and ironed at quite high temperatures and is much more robust than a cotton fabric. Frequent washing even improves the quality of the fabric. The more Linen is used and washed, the softer, smoother and even whiter it becomes. Linen will shrink a little during washing the first time, which is especially important when it comes to clothing.
The unique feeling of wearing Linen and the elegant look that a Linen product offers is a very special experience and on top of that it helps to do something for the environment.
If you want to learn more about our Linen designs please contact me for details.