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BRIEF HISTORY OF LINEN
Linen is a natural fiber made from the fibers of the flax plant, Linum usitatissimum.
It has been used for centuries — since approximately 10,000 years ago — to make everything from canvases and wallpaper to clothing and bedding.
Egyptians utilized linen’s durability for wrapping pharaoh mummies and Medieval knights donned linen shirts and pants under their armor.
In By The Sea, we take serious consideration as linen items are pre-washed and pre-shrunk to make it not too stiff. Made of 100% Linen, washed with enzymes and is not chemically treated.
All of our linen items are pre-washed and softened before they reach your wardrobe, thus with properly followed washing instructions, it should not shrink at all or significantly.
Linen fabric breathes well, helping to regulate your body temperature as well as wicking away moisture from your skin. This means that you stay comfortable, whatever the season or weather.
Whether you’re on vacation or heading to a business meeting, linen is perfect to throw on and look instantly stylish without seeming like you’ve tried too hard. Effortless elegant and timelessly beautiful, it’s always a smart choice.
People have appreciated linen clothes for many thousands of years. Made from the fibers of the flax plant, linen is a natural fabric with its own set of unique properties. People across different nationalities, ages and demographics love linen clothes, thanks to the many benefits this amazing fabric offers.
What’s better than clothes that look great and feel wonderful too?