Linen is hypoallergenic, anti-allergenic, anti-bacterial, and anti-stress. Linen has been known to be tolerable for those with allergies and to soothe skin conditions. Linen is not prone to static-electricity buildup.
The thermal conductivity of flax fiber is twice as high as of wool and 20% higher than of cotton, furthermore the linen has a good moisture absorbency and it dries fast. Linen is a natural insulator. It is valued for its ability to keep cool in the summer months and trap warmth in colder weather. That’s why you feel comfortable and sweat less while wearing linen clothes in warm weather.
Linen is known to be the world’s strongest natural fiber. It is thicker than cotton and linen fiber has variable lengths, most of which are very long. This contributes to strength, which contributes to longevity. Linen lasts a lifetime. Unlike other fabrics, linen actually becomes stronger with each wash. That means you can machine wash your linen sheets as often as you want without fear of the fabric wearing out. Linen is resistant to thermal treatment, it becomes less soiled and does not turn yellow in the course of time.
Depending on the weather, the pectins in linen can retain water or repel it – up to 20% of their weight – without feeling damp to the touch. Linen is known to gain strength when wet. It has the natural ability to prevent bacterial growth. Linen towels can absorb water up to 200% of its weight and they are lint-free.
Linen fabric is most natural material for the human body.