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Ooh La Lovely Linen!

Ooh La Lovely Linen!

Every summer my husband requests linen collared shirts for work, I willingly comply, but I always wondered why he liked them so much.  One day, I finally asked him "why the heck do you love these shirts?".  I always thought linen felt harsh and uncomfortable,  My husbands response?  it's is an extremely lightweight fabric and is much cooler on hot summer days.  Right, imagine that, a light dressy textile that is stunning and breathes like fresh air.  This story is brought to you by, ooh la la lovey linen!  

A men's linen collared shirt

A men's linen collared shirt

Today, most wearable textiles are made of linen such as hats, pants, shorts, shirts, and so much more.  Linen textiles are extremely versatile because they can be worn dressed up or casually.

Ancient Linen History

Linen textiles are some of the oldest surviving in the world and date back many thousands of years.  Dyed flax fibers were found in a prehistoric cave in Georgia and the discovery of woven linen that survived from that era. Egyptian mummies were wrapped in linen as a symbol of light, purity, and as a display of wealth. 

Surviving flax textile fibers

Surviving flax textile fibers

Today, linen is an expensive textile produced in relatively small quantities.       

From money, to mummies, dish towels, clothing, and so much more.  Linen has a deep history and is filled with various uses. Whether you need summer wardrobe inspiration or to simply cool off, linen is the perfect choice!

The Story of "Hot Pants"

The Story of "Hot Pants"

The Story of Chantilly Lace

The Story of Chantilly Lace