Flex has been the most desirable fabric for years. It is easier to breathe in linen creations. The airy flex structure withstands a slight crease that creates the impression of attractive stylistic casualness. Flax (Latin Linum usitatissimum) is an annual plant from the Linaceae family. Flax has a spindle-shaped and relatively poorly developed root. It has a herbaceous tree. The narrow flax leaves are alternately arranged. The sessile blue and white flowers are in an inflorescence broom. Flax fruits have the shape of cocoons with round and slightly flattened seeds of yellowish and brown color. Flax is grown for its stem (from which fiber is obtained) and seeds that contain over 40% oil. Flax species from which only fiber is obtained are grown in cool areas with an evenly humid climate with good soil. Flax species grown exclusively for their seeds are widespread in areas with warmer and drier climates. There are so-called transitional species for obtaining fiber and seeds. The natural material flax is obtained from the plant of the same name, so the fibers are quite woody and stiff. The world’s largest producer of flax is Canada. The largest European flax producers are Belgium, France and Ireland. Linen is an ideal material for the hot summer months because high temperatures are otherwise an excuse for a more casual approach to clothing. Then it is more important to be fresh, fragrant and wear clothing items of fabric that allows the skin to breathe (linen). Otherwise, voluminous fashion nonchalance is always allowed in pieces of summer clothes. It is desirable to see crumpled pants or a shirt. Thus, linen fits perfectly into this type of fashion expression. Flax is a more used summer material. Although linen clothes are never boring, uniform and predictable. Due to the woody and rigid fibers of flax, this material is suitable for sewing clothes with strict cuts. Flax is considered to be one of the oldest materials. Linen clothes were made by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. When the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II (who died in 1213 BC) was opened in 1881, a perfectly preserved linen weave was found in the tomb. Since then, flax has been used to make the finest and proven most durable clothing. Flax production is an ongoing process. The annual plant is grown in colder and wetter areas. That is why Canada is the world’s largest producer of flax. 40% of world flax production is done in Canada. The most valued flax is produced in Europe (especially Belgium, Ireland, France / Normandy). The quantities of flax in the world are considerably less in comparison with cotton. India, for example, produces 6 million tons of cotton a year.
The fact is that less water and chemicals are used to produce linen fabric compared to cotton fabric. That is why linen is an environmentally friendly material. Flax also has a great power of moisture absorption and is extremely breathable. Due to the strength of flax fibers, this material is often used by creators of avant-garde aesthetics who strive for sculpture. Linen is an excellent material because linen can be used to make anything a person imagines. With the new wash, the linen becomes softer, more comfortable and lighter. You do not need to iron the linen because the natural crumple of the linen looks quite charming and chic. Due to the ability to cool, linen materials are mostly used in summer in white or beige or neutral shades. Given the colorful simplicity, it is desirable to play with attractive fashion accessories. Fashion stylists recommend that it is best to invest in a linen suit. Jackets and trousers, otherwise men’s business clothes, can certainly be a women’s clothing set. This combination of clothes made of linen looks fluttery, not at all stiff and stylistically always powerful.