History of Linen

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Linen is one of the earliest known textiles. In a prehistoric cave in Georgia, archaeologists have discovered flax fibers that date to 36,000 years ago. Similarly, Fragments of straw, seeds, fibers, yarns and various types of fabrics, including linen samples, dating to about 8,000 BC have been found in Swiss lake dwellings.

The Egyptians were known for the high quality of the linen which produced from the abundant flax available in the Nile Valley. The study of the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs:  the level of linen weaving has been very high at that time, and the pharaohs have begun to use linen. From the wrapping of mummies of linen(they thought the linen was a symbol of light and purity)can be seen linen has excellent antiseptic properties.

 

Later, the Egyptians introduced linen to the countries around the Mediterranean, since the Middle Ages, linen was from Switzerland to France, Britain, Belgium, and other countries. By the early tenth century, linen fiber began to circulate on the market as a commodity.

Throughout the history of most countries, it is also easy to see that: from the baby cloth wrapped around a baby at its birth and christening to the end of life, linen has played an important role during this time and has been given a special mission.

 

What kind of flax do we use?

The flax we use: 100% imported flax from France

The natural climatic conditions in northern France provide a natural geographical advantage for flax cultivation, and the long-standing experience of flax production gives the region an absolute premium in terms of quality.

In France, Belgium, and other humid European regions, they wait for the flax plants to grow to full height, they are pulled out and placed in dams and soaked for about 2 weeks, under the action of bacteria and sunlight, the flax skin rotting, dissolving the keratin, little damage to the flax cellulose, and then spread out on the grass and dried in the sun.

The soil in France is well suited to the growth of flax. At the end of the Roman Empire, flax was already being grown on large areas of land, and in later periods, although the area under cultivation fluctuated, the upward growth was non-stop

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