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Linen, the fabric you must have in your wardrobe!

Posted on November 19 2018

“Beautiful fabrics last; synthetics don't. Certain fabrics, such as linen or cotton, develop their own character over time.” John Rocha

Have you ever wondered what linen is made of? Why is it such a breathable versatile fabric?  Where it originated from? 

Linen is made from fiber’s of the flax plant making it one of the oldest textiles in the world. Cool and smooth to touch, it gets softer with repeated washing. Unlike synthetic fibres it does not stretch because of its low elasticity. With qualities like this there’s no wonder that the oldest dress in the world is made from it. The Tarkhan Dress was discovered amongst a pile of linen excavated from a Dynasty 1 (c. 2800 BC) tomb in 1913.


  • The name 'linen', comes from an Egyptian goddess Isis, “Dea Linigera”. It means “Linen Goddess.” Priests who belonged to the Isis cult were called “linigeri” wearers of linen.
  • Dating as far back as 4500BC, mummies were wrapped in shrouds made from linen.  Linen was most likely chosen because it is resistant to fungus and bacteria.       
  • In hot weather it has been shown that linen clothing is found the skin temperature to be 3-4 degrees verses someone wearing silk or cotton.
  • Linen can absorb up to 20% of its own weight of moisture while still feeling dry to touch. Linen cloth always feels fresh and cool.
  • Linen is one of the strongest natural fabrics boosting a strength of 3 times that of wool and twice as strong as Cotton.
  • Linen is totally biodegradable and recyclable. 


Ann G Linen’s brand was established in 1992 as a Women’s linen fashion brand. Developing an international following of loyal customers, we work with a group of dedicated and professional designers. Producing exclusive designs and limited qualities ensures our customers enjoy exclusive designs and brilliant tailoring.

The Ann G linen label sources Premium European Linen from Belgium. These products are made of a smooth texture, non irritating linen that is soft and cool to wear in a variety of colours. We are proud to say that our Linen is dyed with certified product only, treated, worked on and finished at only the finest mills.

Come check out why we love this product so much, you’ll fall in love with this versatile and natural product.

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