Linen is relatively easy to take care of, since it resists dirt and stains, has no lint or pilling tendency. Linen textile is resistant to sunlight and practically does not fade. The absorbability in the event of high air humidity reaches up to 23%. Linen fabric absorbs moisture quickly and it also dries quickly due to its porosity. Linen fibers have poor elasticity and they do not stretch, explaining why linen fabrics wrinkles so easily. Nevertheless, the tendency to wrinkle is often considered part of linen’s particular “charm”, and many modern linen garments are designed to be air-dried on a good clothes hanger and worn without the necessity of ironing. Linen is a very durable, strong fabric, and one of the few that are stronger wet than dry. However, because linen fibers have a very low elasticity, the fabric eventually breaks if it is folded and ironed at the same place repeatedly over time. Mildew, funguses, and perspiration can also damage the fabric, but it is resistant to moths. Linen fabric is biologically resistant to microbes.