Flax has been known since the ancient ages. It is an oldest natural textile fibre. Historical sources dates almost 9000 years ago when flax was grown in the countries situated on the Mediterranean coast. About 2000 years B.C. Egyptians cherished flax culture thus linen fabric denominated to “Woven Wind“. Flax regarded to be sacred fabric to everyone and especially for privileged clregymen in Ancient Greece. Later in Renaissance epoch linen became as a luxury symbol. To Lithuania flax has arrived about 4000 years ago. Since then linen as a plant is very closely related to women in belles-lettres in our country. Also linen is very good known in folk music, our antecedent used to sing songs and tear up flax while were working in fields... However at the beginning people used to use only flax and afterwards they found out about wool.

Probably would be very difficult to imagine home without flax. Linen fabrics are widely used in households for its strength and practicality. In comparison to synthetic fibre, flax could be proud of its natural richness and undeniable attractiveness, no matter whether it is upholstery, decorative linen cushion or simple but of course natural drapery. Flax surface is slippery and smooth, performs the function of air conditioning and also due to its anti-static characteristics is more resistant to stain and dust. Nevertheless, anti-static effect is especially recommended for people who are sensitive to static electicity charge. Moreover, flax is a stable material and as soon as becomes the linen, never loses its shape.

Flax is one of the most strongest natural fibres which is two to three times stronger than analoguos products like cotton or other similar fibres because of its friction resistance. Flax cell combines very well together with human cell and that is exactly what brings us to comfort, good feeling and elegance for sure. Linen is highly recommended for children and adults due to non-allergic feature which makes the best microclimate for skin. In addition to this linen is the most suitable fabric in hot summer climate because of its cooling and refreshing effect. On the other hand it has warming up effect in winter. Flax absorbs sudden temperature changes and has outstanding moisture absorbence. Linen reduces radiation impact by half and protects organism from harmful ultraviolet radiation.

Linen fabric is light, nice, long lasting, steady natural material which is easy to wash, dries out very quickly and the process of ironing is not as difficult as it might exist. In spite of this linen fabric crumples also fast, consequently appeared wrinkles are very common, which show its authenticity and originality as the result of high quality icon.

Linen is a live natural fibre. Natural linen fibre colour depends on various factors such as linen quality, circumstances of cultivation – humidity, temperature, sunlight, land surface and treatment. There are established four basic fibre colours: light grey, grey, yellow and brown. Non-shining grey colour of fibre is considerably frailer than brightly shining ones. Good to remember, under the direct sunlight items made from linen might change the colour.

To sum up, the processing of flax fibre is very long and tiring labour. It consists of sowing, weeding, laying, drying, treading, snatching, brushing, spinning, trimming the thread and at last weaving. Moreover, linen production does not cause any harm for nature and is eco-friendly to us! This kind of fibre will serve to everyone for ages!