Today, linen generally refers to household items as a generic term. It mostly refers to pillowcases and bed sheets regardless of its material and make. Nonetheless, linen beddings are mostly used during summer. The fabric absorbs perspiration when it comes in contact with our skin. The fabric is capable of releasing the moisture to the air, and self-cooling through evaporation is thus possible.
Specifically, linen is hygroscopic in nature. It absorbs and exudes moisture. Linens absorb moisture of approximately 20% of their weights. However, the fabric still feels dry when touched. This is the reason why linens feel cooler and fresher even on hot days. Flax cells are highly compatible with human cells. As such, they can only benevolent effects when worn.
Linen clothing protects the wearer from harmful UV rays. The fabric also filters chemically aggressive dust and noise. The fabric is non-allergenic. They also repel insects naturally. Linen undergarments have bacteriological properties. They resist bacteria and fungus thus these are effective disease barriers. This is the reason why most hospitals are using linen beddings and hospital gowns. Skin diseases are prevented as rashes and eczemas.
When the products are woven using pure flax yarns, this is called pure linen damask. Usually, the patterns are visible especially on white fabrics. These linens are usually hand woven, and their prices are usually more expensive than the other linen products