Flax Plant is a basic source of linen fibres. Flax plant has the botanical name of Linum Usitatissmum, one of the most cultivated plants known tot. It e humanity. The origin of Flax plant dates back to 4000 years. It’s first cultivated in Egypt and it spread to West Asia and Mediterranean regions
The linen fibres known for their sturdiness, durability, softness, good texture and sweat – absorbent qualities. Linen fibres used to create all types of wearable garments and day-to-day domestic clothes such as bath towels, table clothes, bags, aprons, napkins and cushion covers etc., Moreover, embroidery artworks and printed pattern works done on the linen fabrics as per the creative vision of the fashion designers. Of late linen has become one of the most sought-after fabrics in the fashion industry.
Introduction Of Linen In India
History of Egypt chronicles that flax plant cultivated some four millenniums ago. The Egyptians indulge in export trade with Phoenicians who had their own fleet of export vessels with which they exported massive quantities of linen to the people of Mediterranean regions. They, in turn, brought linen to Ireland from where it reached England. After the advent of British Raj, the Britons brought linen fabric materials to India for the exclusive use of the elite and wealthier Britishers. In the due course of time, the linen fabrics produced in India as well to cater to their needs.
Click these stylish linen sarees to buy or search more.
How The Linen Fibres Are Processed?
Naturally, linen is a bast fibre which derived from the innermost core of the Flax plant. The core botanically known as PHLOEM. Compared to other fabrics linen fibre has a superior tensile strength. Flax plants harvested manually and the stalks of the plants cut close to the roots. The fibres pulled out by process called retting. wherein bacteria used to decompose the natural pectin that acts as an adhesive and binds the fibres together.
After this, stalks undergo “SCUTCHING” process wherein all the remnants of wooden portions attached to the stalks are removed completely by crushing the stalks between metal rollers. The next process is “HECKLING” in which the fibres separated from each other with the help of a comb.
The fibres processed and treated after which get spun into yarn, they can also be woven or knit into textiles of linen fabrics. Once the textiles created they dyed in any colour or bleached or printed. Embroidery artworks done on the linen textiles as per the need of the garment industry.
In this process, the stalks of Flax plants processed the same way cotton is processed and traditional cotton processing machinery is employed to attain the finest quality of linen fibre.
Read more: Fashion and style
Why Does Linen Have An Extra Edge Over Other Fabrics?
It is a well-known fact in the garment industry linen fabric is much better than cotton fabric or any other fabric to beat the baking summer heat and sultry conditions. The linen fabrics were softer, smoother and more sweat absorbent than any other fabrics available in the industry. Linen fabrics are capable of keeping the body cool and comfortable. Linen fabrics are always skin friendly. The apparels made of linen fabrics are stylish and trendy which would please the market.
Enchanting Qualities Of Linen Fabrics
All linen fabric apparels, especially linen sarees have a natural lustre and cool comfort. Linen saree adds more sheen and fervour to the ethereal elegance of the wearer!.
Linen sarees are the ideal apparel for the Indian working woman and the housewife alike. It has become the most preferred attire for most of the woman for its endearing qualities like strength, resistance to abrasion and durability. It is available in a variety of eye-catching colours and shades which will sizzle the heart and the soul of wearer and viewer.
Linen saree is a woman’s best companion during hot summer weather and sultry conditions thanks to its natural absorbent quality which allows the skin to breathe and facilitates free circulation of air in the body and it gives a non-sticky feel to the wearer. The general look of all linen sarees is India resplendent. Linen sarees are available with extremely fine texture and slightly coarse nature. Linen sarees have gained huge popularity and patronage among the Indian woman over a period of time thanks to their fashionable look, durability, softness, freshness and body- friendly quality.
The very possession of linen sarees of different colours, shades and patterns in your wardrobe is worth raving about. The fine quality and body friendly nature of all linen sarees makes it a natural sartorial and comfortable choice during the scorching and merciless Indian summers. Linen sarees render an impeccable freshness to your entire look while you step out your home every day for work or for an outing. Wearing a Linen saree with appropriate accessories makes you the cynosure of all eyes in a meeting or a get-together!
Click these sarees to buy or search more.
Maintenance Of Linen Sarees
As we well aware that cotton and other fabric materials need ironing before wearing them. Hence linen sarees not require to ironing by virtue of their poor elasticity and wrinkle-free nature. Moreover, Linen sarees do not require smoothing by ironing. It is hand-washable and machine-washable. It should be air-dried or shadow-dried. Some people would like to wear linen sarees after ironing. It’s much easier to iron the linen sarees when little damp.
Mild dew, heavy perspiration and strong bleach could .damage the linen sarees which you may please note. Linen sarees have an excellent resistance to abrasion and degradation by heat and sunlight. Linen has an excellent resistance and immunity to the strong chemicals and brackishness of water. In short, it may be concluded that linen sarees easily maintainable and wearable.
Medley Of Linen Sarees
There is a medley of linen sarees available in the market :
- Handloom Linen Sarees
- Bhagalpur Linen-silk sarees.
- Pure Glitch Soft Linen Sarees
- Leheria-Soft Linen Sarees
- Linen Sarees With Colorful Borders and Patli Pallu.
- Half Sarees For Young for young girls
- Silk Sarees, This type of saree is an admixer of Linen and Silk. Linen-Silk sarees as much as trendy and fashionable than any other saree.
The lovers of trend and style in human attire bombarded with a plethora of garment choices in the market. Off-course, the sartorial scenario primarily ruled by cotton garments, Khadi Clothes and the fabrics. Anything which is not sweating absorbent does not enjoy the patronage of the customers.
- Linen sarees measure up to the comfort level of the customer. Linen sarees are available at affordable prices.
- Pure Linen sarees are good
- Linen-Silk Sarees are gorgeous
- Linen Sarees go well with other accessories such as chick blouse, jackets and full sleeved blouse.
- Linen sarees, worn as a corporate wear or casual wear or an all-time wear.
so that, we exhort all the Indian woman to wear Linen sarees and also celebrate the womanhood and motherhood