Linen is made from the Flax plant, which is amongst the oldest fibre crops in the world and the only garment quality that is traceable back to ancient Egyptian times.
Linen is a natural quality that compliments and supports the skin in a number of ways, which makes it the perfect quality for the delicate skins of babies.
Because the flax cells are highly compatible with the human cells, the use of linen cannot cause any allergies, but is known to eliminate many kinds of skin irritations – from common rashes to chronic eczemas. Therefore, linen is also highly suitable as the first layer for children or the only layer in summer.
Another advantage of using linen for babies is its excellent absorbing qualities, meaning that if there is a diaper leak, the linen cloth will absorb it quickly and keep the baby feeling dry.
Moreover, linen resists dirt and does not develop a furry surface. Linen is also renowned for its spectacular durability and is estimated to last up to twice as long as normal cotton.
Caring for linen is easy and after each wash the linen will become even softer and smoother to the touch.
Finally, linen is environmentally friendly as it does not require much care to grow Flax and because all the Flax by-products are put into good use. You will also notice that whenever linen is used, the fabric has an individual colour structure, which is all natural and totally chemical-free.