Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Linen's Benefits Extend Beyond It's Inherent Beauty

Linen derives from the woody stem of the flax plant and is a natural "cellulosic" fiber. It is one of the most challenging textile fibers to produce; however, linen's benefits far outweigh the complexities of its production. From fiber to finished fabric, linen is uniquely satisfying.

- Linen is a naturally strong fiber with excellent resistance to abrasion.

- Linen is highly absorbent. It accepts dyes readily, and wicks moisture away from the body, making it both beautiful to the eye and comforting to the touch.

- Once dyed, linen offers superior color fastness, and resists fading better than many fibers.

- Linen is dimensionally stable, resisting stretching and distortion in use.

- Over time, linen textiles have been found to become softer and actually improve in comfort.

- Linen is virtually lint-free, non static and non-allergenic.

- Linen is naturally resistant to damage from moths and mildew.

- Ecologically speaking, linen is a boon to the environment: a renewable resource using non-polluting growing techniques, biodegradable, with every part of the flax plant used, eliminating waste.

Now, gone even are complaints of wrinkling; today linen's unique creasing and undulating folds are simply chic. It matters not if the product is slipcover, draperies, bedding, household linens or garments. Linen reigns as the perfect synthesis of fashion, function, and ecology.

Le Bourdon uses linen in almost all of it's textile creations because of its durability and texture. Linen's timeless qualities make it a necessity in the French Old World design that LB cherishes. Find this understated elegance in our custom creations.

Le Bourdon's Linen Textiles

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