Linen Fabrics

Linen fabric, made from the inner strands of the flax plant's stem, is a versatile fabric with a rich history. The fabric is very durable and breathable. The comfortable wearing experience makes it the fabric of choice for warm summer days and cozy nights alike. Its breathability and airy texture are recognizable and therefore linen is a perfect fabric for bed linens, curtains, tablecloths, and summer clothing like dresses, tunics, trousers, blazers. When you are in search of high-quality linen, explore the extensive range of beautiful linen fabrics available at Knipidee International, featuring various colors, prints, and designs.

Advantages of Linen Fabric

Linen is one of the oldest textile materials worldwide, being used for thousands of years in the textile industry. Derived from the flax plant, its long inner fibers are processed to produce linen material. Even today, linen remains a very popular material. With its naturally matte sheen, thanks to the long fiber structure of flax and its waxy components, linen offers strength, resilience, and easy maintenance. Similar to the character of other natural fabrics, linen has cooling and insulating properties, making it ideal for hot summer days. It's frequently used for making light summer clothing and bedding.

Moreover, linen absorbs moisture well without feeling damp, making it suitable for home textiles such as tea towels, napkins and bath linens. Additionally, linen textile is non-allergenic, anti-static, making it a preferred choice for nightwear or bed linens to enhance sleep quality. Another advantage is its wearing resistance, ensuring a long lifespan for the textile. However, linen fabric does require frequent ironing because it tends to wrinkle easily.

Sustainable Linen Textile

Linen fibers are very sturdy and strong, making it a durable material. Linen stands out as the strongest and most sustainable plant-based fiber. Flax demands less water and fewer pesticides than cotton. Furthermore, flax thrives in poor soil and needs less land than cotton. Additionally, all parts of the flax plant are usable, resulting in minimal waste. Flax seeds are used for producing food, cosmetics and soap. Coarse yarn is spun from short linen fibers, while fine linen yarn comes from long fibers. Linen production consumes only 8% of the total energy used in polyester production, therefore it has much less impact on the environment. Moreover, linen typically requires less transportation, as it's mostly grown in Europe, unlike cotton, which often comes from Asia, South, and Central America. The longer a garment lasts, the more sustainable it becomes, and with good care, linen garments can last up to 30 years.

Linen Weaving Techniques

In weaving, linen's non-elastic fibers lend themselves to simple yet enduring techniques. Because of this characteristic, linen isn't suitable for intricate weaving techniques. Instead, we often rely on simple weaves, where a single yarn crosses over and under another yarn alternately in a vertical and horizontal manner. This basic technique, known as plain weave, is the most commonly used method in linen weaving.

Purchase Linen Fabric at Knipidee International

Discover high-quality linen wholesale fabrics at the Knipidee International webshop, your premier wholesale supplier of linen fabrics. Easily buy linen fabric online by the meter from our webshop. While we display rolls of fabric with average lengths, actual delivered meters may vary. The final order confirmation and invoice will specify the exact meterage. Knipidee exclusively serves businesses with valid VAT numbers. After creating a business account, you can order your desired linen fabrics.

Worth noting, we offer a diverse selection of Viscose linen Fabrics. These blends combine viscose and linen and come in solid colors as well as various prints. Our Viscose linen fabrics provide a unique combination of the smoothness and drape of viscose, with the durability and natural texture of linen, bringing together both versatility and style in one fabric.

In addition to linen fabrics, our selection includes a variety of other fabrics such as woolmuslincotton, or jeans fabric. For personal advice or specific requests, feel free to contact us. If you would like to see and feel our linen fabrics in person, you are warmly invited to visit our showroom in Almere, The Netherlands.