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Didriks belgian linen Ready to test your Belgian linen IQ? Here are 5 interesting facts about linen fabric and why it's one of the most useful, durable and versatile textiles on the planet.

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  1. Talk about traditional! It would be challenging to list all of the "greats" preceding your lineage of grandmothers who have utilized linen fabric. It has been around for more than 4000 years! It has been used for clothing, shelter, art work, baby wearing, dining and almost anything else you can think of.
  2. The ultimate eco-friendly materials. Linen fibers are derived from the flax plant (Yep! The same plant that yields seeds, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids). While linen fabric is made from the fibers, no part of the plant is wasted. Linseed, oil and extra fibers are used for oil, soap, animal feed and paper. Plus, linen fabric is biodegradable, reusable and recyclable.
  3. Universal terminology. Until relatively recently, the word "linen" referred to bed sheets and pillow cases because everyone's bedding was made from linen material.
  4. Linen wins the durability contest. When it comes to durability, linen takes first place against other natural fibers. In fact, the fibers become twice as strong when wet, which is why it can be washed repeatedly without showing signs of wear-and-tear.
  5. Lint-free and hypoallergenic. Linen is the ideal fabric for sensitive skin. It's lint-free, hypoallergenic, non-static and protects your skin from UV rays.

Didriks libeco linen

Now that you have upped your Belgian linen IQ, peruse Linens by Didriks to find high-quality linen items for your home.