The word "linen" is cognate with the Latin for the flax plant, which is linum, and the earlier Greek linon. This word history has given rise to a number of other terms in English, the most notable of which is the English word line, derived from the use of a linen (flax) thread to determine a straight line. 2.
Textiles in a linen weave texture, even when made of cotton, hemp and other non-flax fibers are also loosely referred to as "linen". Such fabrics generally have their own specific names other than linen; for example, fine cotton yarn in a linen-style weave is called Madapolam. 3.
Linen textiles appear to be some of the oldest in the world: their history goes back many thousands of years. Egyptian mummies were wrapped in linen because it was seen as a symbol of light and purity, and as a display of wealth. Some of these fabrics, woven from hand spun yarns, were very fine for their day, but are coarse compared to modern linen. 4.
Today linen is usually an expensive textile, and is produced in relatively small quantities. It has a long "staple" (individual fiber length) relative to cotton and other natural fibers.
Characteristics of Linen Fiber:
1. Clothes that made by linen is comfortable to Use: As the Linen fiber is a natural vegetable fibers it has huge amount of Air Porosity hole. So the air can go in and out while wearing these linen clothes and which make this clothes quite comfortable. 2. Linen Fiber is stronger than Cotton: Another reason behind of the linen fiber popularity is – you will get the same comfort like Cotton in the Linen fiber but the strength of the Linen fiber is twice than the Cotton fiber. Maximum sportswear where the strength is a matter, there the Linen fiber made linen clothes is widely used. 3. Hand Washable & Dry Cleanable: You can not only wash the clothes linen but also clean the lien clothes by drying. So, making linen clothes by using the linen fiber is a wise decision for the Textile Industry owner. 4. Crisp feeling: If you touch the linen fiber, you will feel that it’s a simply crisp fiber which has distinctive outlook and feel. 5. Tailors Well: One textile weavers or textile knitter can easily make the Linen fabric by using the flexible linen fiber and the tailors of the Garment Shop, even can easily make Dress and suits by using the Linen fabrics. 6. Absorbent: The absorbency of Linen fiber is quite good and this is why linen can be dyed well. 7. Dyes & Prints well: Along with the optimum efficiency in Dyeing, one can easily print the Linen cloth except any kind of problems like print paste saturation, discolored surface etc. 8. Lightweight To Heavyweight: Any kind of linen fabric or linen fibers are available on the market which can be achieved in any weight as per the Textile buyers’ requirement. 9. No Static & Pilling problems: If any fabric produce the static electricity during wear, then nothing can be worst than that. People like to wear the fabric that is flexible and comfort to wear. Linen is the perfect fabric in this regard which has no static electricity and pilling problems. 10. Good Abrasion Resistant: As the linen fiber is good in strength, then it is supposed to have the properties like Good abrasion resistant.
Uses of Linen Fiber or Clothes Linen:
I said before that, Linen fiber is a fiber which is widely used to make the Fabric which deserves the high class. Many products are made of linen: apron, bags, towels (swimmers, bath, beach, body and wash towel), napkins, bed linen, linen tablecloth, runners, chair cover, men's and women's wear.
Silk is a natural fiber and an animal fiber too. Silk fiber was firstly produced in China and then the production of Silk worm extended to German, France, Turkey, Italy, India and Bangladesh. In Bangladesh & India, the Silk worm is called as Polo worm....
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