A textile with a great history, linen is made from the fibres of the flax plant. Flax seeds are a well-known superfood, we love adding a few ground flax seeds to our smoothies or cereal in the morning!
Flax is a self-pollinating plant which has very pretty, true blue flowers.
Garments made from linen have been highly prized throughout history for their longevity and exceptional coolness in hot weather. The extra-long fibres of linen make it strong and durable, and it’s naturally absorbent - it can soak up 20 per cent of its own weight before even feeling damp!
Through washing and wearing over time, linen becomes even softer and smoother. The texture of the fabric changes with use and it grows more & more beautiful.
Seasalt linen is of the highest quality. It goes through a special dying and wash process to create really easy to wear garments which have an outstanding softness and wonderful drape. Our linen garments are incredibly comfortable to wear, and in washed out beach-faded colours, they’re absolutely perfect for a day on the coast!
Linen is also treasured by artisan bakers. Known as a ‘baker’s couche’, a flax cloth is used to hold dough into shape while it rises to give baguettes a proper chewy, crunchy crust!
Flax yarns and fabrics increase about 20% in strength on wetting (the reason it lasts for such a long time)
Some of the most beautiful art works in the world are painted on linen canvas
Linen is virtually lint free, antistatic, hypoallergenic and naturally insect-repellent
Linen sails were used on all the great wooden tall-ships, including those captained by Nelson and Cook!
Seasalt - a Cornish fashion company. Women’s clothing, footwear and accessories inspired by the creative and maritime heritage of Cornwall.
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