Did you know, linen textiles are one of the oldest textiles in the world? History of linen use goes back many thousands of years actually.
In ancient Egypt, linen was used for mummification and for burial shrouds because it symbolized light and purity as well as wealth. Linen was so valued in ancient Egypt that it was used as currency in some cases.
Even in Indian ancient history, linen has found mentioned and found to be of great importance. In the Ayurveda, the oldest collection of knowledge till date, instructs, “Parivrittam” with “ksaumavastra”, that a newborn child must be wrapped in linen clothing and a neonatal intensive care unit must comprise of linen bed covering. Thus its significance symbolizes that of mother’s care, love and affection.
Importance of Flax
Linen fibres are produced from the stems of the flax plant. The best thing about flax plant is that all its parts can be used for something – so no part of it is wasted. For quality linen fabric only best stems are used, but the leftover parts – like linseeds, oil, straw, lower-quality stems – are turned into many products like lino, soap, oil, paper, even cattle feed.
Why We Love Linen
They are cool to touch, smooth and get softer with repeated washing. The fibres do not stretch but because of this very low elasticity, the fabric will eventually break if it is folded and ironed at the same place constantly.
Today, linen is appearing in fashion more and more for a variety of reasons. with regards to sustainability, linen just makes sense- natural fibres are better for the environment, and it is an excellent alternative to cotton. It has been rediscovered as an everyday fabric as well as a luxury fabric. Improvements in linen production have made linen more affordable and it is seeing a return as an everyday fabric.
Linen on its own can be difficult to maintain and sustain. Blending helps in the following ways, It makes the fabric a bit more wrinkle-resistant compared to cotton and linen in their virgin states. The blended fabric also retains a lot more heat than linen, when used alone. Did you know hat actually when these two fibres are blended together, the result is a thinner and lighter composition.
In the Indian summer months, linen & cotton blended linen are the perfect fabrics that we can use to make a variety of things. We have used it in a number of products because we understand the comfortable luxurious things our customers want in their homes.
Our Meko and Silo napkins are 100% linen and really add a touch of elegance to any dinner table setting. The Amer Jaipur Runners and our cushions like the Rang, Ainana & the Romany range are made of a cotton-linen blend. Since this blended fabric is more wrinkle-resistant, you don’t have to worry about any guests who may just like to sprawl on your sofas and use the cushions as their resting ground. We want everyone – you and your guest – to be relaxed and not worry about the little things.
So buy a Skyy product without hesitation and you can sit back and relax!