HETTI. FAVORITE MATERIALS: OUR LINEN
As you know, every single product and accessory in our HETTI. Collections made with care and love. The choice of materials varies depending on the season and the occasion. Today we introduce you to another favorite material – the unfairly underestimated linen.
PERFECT PARTNER FOR ALL OUR FABRICS
But the solo qualities of the linen are also convincing. The linen fiber is smooth and naturally anti-static. Lint and dust have practically no chance! The fabric is extremely tear-resistant and inelastic, which makes it very hard-wearing. Linen is the best partner for children to play with or for anyone who likes to put their pillows on the floor or take them out into the garden in the summer and use them as a reading pad or neck support. On the stone floor of the terrace or balcony, it provides a soft base. It is pleasantly soft on the skin and has a cooling effect on warm summer days. Properties that make linen the perfect material not only for our pillows but also for our bed linen and picnic blankets :
Linen, or flax fiber, is obtained from the stalks of the flax plant and is one of the bast plants. In contrast to other bast fibers, however, linen is easily divisible and can therefore be spun finely, which makes it ideal for processing into laundry, clothing and home textiles . The high durability of the linen fiber not only qualifies it for indoor and outdoor use. So it is also wonderfully suitable for the production of our small cosmetic bags , which as a faithful everyday companion sometimes have to endure a lot.
LINEN COLLECTION AND PROCESSING
After the flax straw has been harvested, it is roasted in warm water for three to four days. In past centuries, the process of cold water roasting was used, in which the flax straw was roasted in ponds or moats. To date, chemical processes have not been used because they would attack the flat fibers. After the water bath, the fibers are dried again and taken to the processing plants or sweeping workshop. Here the flax is broken down into its components until only the long fibers remain, which are then spun into threads in the spinning process. Another method is to weave the linen, which results in a plain weave fabric with a high level of resistance. Besides the raw and solid look and the pleasant, natural smell, one of the reasons why we like to use linen for our outdoor collections.
ALREADY POPULAR IN ANCIENT EGYPT
Linen has been known as a textile material for more than 5,000 years and was used as clothing in ancient Egypt and the Romans. The breakthrough of the fabric made of natural fibers only came at the end of the 19th century. The raw material for linen, flax, consists of much longer fibers than cotton, so that industrialization and mechanization of the spinning process were necessary to make linen really widely available and thus to compete with cotton as a material.