Length: 5.5 Meters, Width: 46 Inches, Blouse Piece: 0.9 Meter Running Bp, Colour: Same as reflected in the model picture.
Dry-clean Recommended, Dry in Shade, Minor irregularities are the uniqueness of hand-looms & makes each piece exquisite.
Thread count: Linen thread count is generally measured by counting the total number of threads within the length and breadth of a square inch of the fabric. Thread count is expressed in numbers (60, 80, 100 or 120) which indicates the yarn size in fabric and the number of threads per square inch of linen. The higher the thread count, the finer the threads used which results in a softer, smoother and a better-finished product.
Benefits of linen :
Linen is a very durable fiber and has many benefits over cotton.
- Linen is 30% stronger than cotton
- Has a high moisture absorbency
- Highly breathable
- Structurally sound fiber so products keep their shape
- Environmentally friendly – less water and chemicals to cultivate
History of linen
Linen was the first fiber used to weave fabric and dates back over 8,000 years. It was first used by Mediterranean civilizations and was then quickly adopted by Europe where it reached high popularity during the medieval times. It was the most readily available fabric and remained the most popular even after the introduction of cotton fabrics by the Arabs during the 1300’s.
Now because of the laborious time it takes to produce linen yarn, and the manual processes that must be undertaken, linen has become a higher priced commodity, and considered among many to be a ‘luxury’ fabric.