Many people are unaware of fascinating properties of linen, which – as a matter of fact – have been known for centuries. Although the ‘noble creases’ of flax linen and its health benefits have been largely forgotten or mainly unknown, throughout ages, people have been drawn intuitively to the undeniable beauty and versatility of the linen-woven fabric. Interestingly enough, recent scientific studies of natural fibres have proven that the admiration for linen has its reasons in mind-blowing findings. In Biblical times linen was considered a divine fabric, shining from the light that was from God: Then to her was granted that she should be clothed in fine linen, clean and bright; for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints (Rev. 19:7, 8). The Egyptians believed it to be the purest of all natural fibres and the most hygienic of all materials. In Tudor times, newborn babies were wrapped in linen bands to ensure that no deformity would affect the baby. A bunch of primitive superstitions? Not at all! Scientific studies now confirm the unusual qualities of linen, which is now called by some a super-fabric!
In 2003 a Jewish doctor, Heidi Yellen, did a study on the frequencies of fabrics, in which she showed that a healthy human body has a signature frequency of 100, and wearing a material that measures less than 100 units of energy would put a strain on it. This is why using fabrics such as silk, polyester or coloured cotton, which measure 10, 15 and 40 units of energy respectively, can contribute to unwellness, making us feel physically heavy and prone to illnesses as well as experience more aches and pains. This is where linen, with its signature frequency of 5,000, comes in as a healing fabric! More over, wearing linen espadrilles shoes together with linen underwear and outerwear garments, and using linen fringes at home, astonishingly causes the earth energy surge to rise to over 5 million units!
And if that is not enough, linen has a well-earned reputation for its exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather. No fabric outpaces linen in natural strength, lustre and durability. Its strength, versatility and spectacular properties make it an undeniable choice out of many natural fibres. We could write an essay about linen, its magic qualities and its beauty. Instead, we will share with you the most interesting facts about this super fabric, and we will let just you fall in love it!