While linen is similar to cotton, it is made from fibers derived from the stems of the flax plant instead of the bolls that grow around cotton seeds.

Linen is considered to be the strongest of all natural fibers, and it's even been found to get stronger with washes! Due to its weave and the natural properties of flax fibers, linen fabric is breathable, allowing air to flow between the fibers. This keeps you cooler in hot weather, and the structure of the fabric means it billows softly away from your body, rather than clinging, which also keeps you cooler. Linen is the perfect fabric if you suffer from overheating or need to stay cool at work or on days out. When wearing linen clothing the body is kept free of moisture. Linen fabric is highly absorbent and will quickly remove perspiration from the skin. linen is thought to naturally repel insects like moths, so you're unlikely to find any unwanted bite marks when taking out your warm weather wardrobe!