Linen fabric and its care
In love with you, art and linen fabric…
Linen products and dresses from linen material occupies an exceptional position in the market. The production of linen fabric together combines features of linen fabric of hundred years and advanced and modern manufacturing technologies which offers opportunity to escape from the colours of gray or plain and tedious linen fabrics or design patterns for mass production. Linen fabric is organic and natural product of nature and human hands. Striving to hold longer the unchanged quality of linen material, we have made and share with you the most frequently asked questions about linen fabric maintenance peculiarities. This would help to keep the fine quality of linen material and new born pieces of art much longer. Moreover, you will not have to bother about the care of linen fabric and look for additional information.
- What is linen material made of?
Linen is one of the oldest fabrics which was produced and valued by ancient Lithuanians. Flax has been grown on the territory of Lithuania almost 4000-5000 years ago, but the world history of flax is much older. Culture of flax was cultivated 9000 years ago in the Mediterranean region, Egypt, and Asia. In Lithuania, linen was used not only for practical purposes in the production of linen fibres, but also in ancient rituals as it was believed that flax fabric has symbolic powers.
Linen is a one-year-old plant and, in some cases, a perennial herb with a thin and branched stem. It has leaves which are monolithic and dull. Linen can bring joy to everyone as long bluish or blue blossoms come out. True, in some cases, yellow flax rings occur. Flax rings ripen fruit. Flax rings are like properly rounded boxes, where the seeds become mature.
Linen fibre is made from the relevant production of flax plant. It is organic and natural fabric. Highly resistant and the best quality linen fabric is produced from flax that are grown under the chilly and cloudy weather conditions.
- What are the characteristics of linen products?
Its completely natural texture which allows air to circulate and move freely through the fabric and let your skin breath. Wearing comfort of linen garments and linen dresses is the main reason which makes our customers to purchase linen clothes. Linen fibres offer high air permeability, effectively absorb sweat and moisture offering pleasant and comfortable wear.
Unique texture is another advantage of linen fabric. The natural linen fibre has an exceptional texture that does not include any other fabric or artificial fibres. It is also noticeable that linen fabric has antibacterial features, does not cause allergies and does not electrolyte because of its electrical resistance.
It is worth to focus attention on linen products longevity. Linen is firm fabric which becomes worn out very slowly. In other words, linen clothes are reliable and a long-term investment.
- Usually linen products are gray or white. However, Prints on linen and Linen Is Love line clothes in sale and other linen clothes are colourful. How these linen clothes of different colours are produced?
We combine organic linen and long-aged production of linen with advanced manufacturing technology, which was invented in Japan. Unique technique and modern technologies allows you to transfer any of your desired designs, works of our designers or paintings of world famous artists on the fabric of flax.
Organic and nature friendly paints are used for linen fabric manufacturing. These paints do not cause harm to human health and environment well-being. Usage of paints in manufacturing creates opportunity to escape from the usual and boring gray colour linen products.
- How to wash linen dresses, linen clothes and other linen products?
When you're washing your linen clothes, the most important thing is properly chosen temperature which should not be too high.
Linen dresses, linen clothes for men and kids and other linen products should be washed in not higher than 40 ° C temperature. It is recommended to wash linen clothes for the first time in 30 ° C temperature.
Linen fabric could be washed both by washing machine and hands. It is recommended to choose a mild, chemically non-aggressive detergent or a washable soap if you want to avoid the damage of fabric and its structure. When washing linen clothes or other linen products in the washing machine, it is worth not to overload it as this will allow the flax to move more freely and less wrinkle.
In order to preserve the colours and shades of linen clothes and dresses, a glass of vinegar can be added during the washing.
- How to iron linen dresses and other clothes of linen fabric?
It is recommended to straighten out still wet linen clothes, hang them on the hanger and leave until they dry. Flax is fast drying fabric, so it is important not to over-dry it.
If you are going to iron your linen clothes, you should iron the wrong side of clothes surface. The most effective way to iron linen clothes and other textiles is when they are still wet. If you decide to iron dry linen fabrics, moisten them additionally. Hot steam spraying while ironing is the best choice for moistening.
- How to protect your linen dress and other products of linen fabric from wrinkles?
Linen fabric is not completely smooth as it has the structure which is unique and valued for years. Wrinkles are inseparable item of linen dress and you should not pay attention to it, just dress up and love yourself.
It is possible to reduce wrinkles if you gently wring your linen clothes. If you hand wash your linen clothes, do not wring them. Choose the most gentle and short wring programme, if you are laundering your linen clothes with washing machine.
You should iron the wrong side of linen clothes surface and use special sprayers which will work as effective anti-wrinkle measures.
- How to remove stains from linen products?
Stains from linen fabric could be removed using standard stains removers or washing soap. The main requirement for successful stain removal is to remove them as quickly as possible until they become soaked in the fabric and have not penetrated.
Be careful with cleaners containing substance of chlorine when removing stains. Chlorine could damage the linen fabric structure and quality, and durability.
- How to soften linen fabric and other products from linen fabric, and linen clothes?
The most natural and reliable method used to soften linen products (linen dresses, men and kids linen clothes, linen tablecloths, bedroom linens and textiles, and other linen products) is very simple and natural: it is the simple and ordinary washing.
After each washing, the linen fibre will become a little softer, you will feel the softening of the fabric immediately after the first wash.
- When to wear linen clothing?
Linen fiber is amazingly versatile fabric. In summer, due to air permeability, it allows the body to breathe and quickly disperse moisture. It helps to sweat less during warm season.
In winter, linen fabric helps to maintain the same temperature of body and pleasantly warms it up.
Linen fabric clothes could be matched together with one another or with other fabrics. We offer linen collections which have the same colour clothes. Linen clothes (dresses, tunics, scarves, bags and other products) of the same colours would be a perfect choice for those who search for complete outfit from linen fabric. We also make our collections based on the works of world famous artists.
- Something is wrong with my product, what I should do? The product I have purchased has a defect.
You should contact us if you think that your purchased linen dress, men ir kids linen clothes or perhaps other linen fabric products contain defect or have manufacturing spoilage. We focus full attention to the quality of linen dresses and other linen products, and carefully supervise their production process.
The technology of organic linen fabric manufacturing has changed a little; even though, the world is rapidly changing and moving forward. Linen is a natural fibre that has natural thread nodes on its surface. Paints could dye linen fibres and microscopic thread nodes on its surface, using modern technology of flax manufacturing and drawing. These knots could lean back and the place around the knot becomes a little lighter when washing clothes from linen texture; however, it can not be treated as defect or low quality product. On the contrary, these changes of linen fabric proves about its organic nature and longevity.
- How to choose the right size of linen clothes and other products?
Linen fabric is strong but not elastic. Moreover, linen fabric tends to shrink to a minimum. Statistically, the percentage of shrinkage in linen products is up to 5% on average. It is the main reason why you should choose the right size of your own and your loved ones. You can check your size by carrying out individual measurements, examining the chart with sizes of linen dresses and other linen products.
If you are uncertain about the right size or if you are unable to find the required measurements from standard or plus sizes, please contact us. It is our great pleasure to advise you on any questions you may have and send the samples of linen clothes according to your unique size.
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