Linen is one of the world’s oldest fabrics. Linen fabric is produced from fibers of the flax plant. Throughout the years it has been used for a variety of purposes. Linen is becoming more and more appreciated and admired, largely due to its versatility. Its natural origins, durability and strength, softness as well as its antifungal and antibacterial properties are the reasons linen fabric popularity will not stop growing. There are various linen fabric types – distinguished from each other by the texture and weave pattern.
Son de Flor has been designing garments using varied linen colors but only one type of weave style. This Fall we introduced a new type of linen weave to our offer -twill. How is it different from the linen used before? Let’s explore both types of weaves a bit more.
Plain weave (also known as tabby weave) is a type of linen we use from the beginning of Son de Flor. This weave is one of the four elementary woven fabric structures (the others being sateen, satin and twill). Plain weave is the simplest of all the woven fabric constructions. The weft yarns pass over and under alternative warp yarns, the first row passing over all odd warp ends and the second row passing all over even warp ends. This sequence is repeated throughout the fabric giving it a checkerboard-like appearance. Plain weave is therefore a very stable fabric construction, no matter what fiber or yarn count (thickness) is used. A huge variety of fabrics are woven in plain weave, ranging from very fine fabrics, such as chiffon, too much heavier fabrics, such as canvas.
Twill Weave is the type of linen Son de Flor recently introduced. Twill fabric is heavier than plain weave linen with a more structured form that is why colder weather is much suitable for twill linen clothing. These qualities give it the remarkable durability characteristic of twill materials as well as wrinkle and stain resistance. This fabric is marked by its distinct diagonal pattern. The twill technique involves the weft yarns wrapping around at least two warp yarns at a time in a unidirectional pattern that creates diagonal lines in the fabric.
We use plain weave in all styles of Son de Flor linen garments and comes in many colours (white magnolia, peach, lavender, silver dust, yellow daffodil, marigold, saffron, mint, lilac, iris blue, navy frost, picnic blue, black pansy). It is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Twill linen is the choice for cooler weather as it has much more weight to it and is much thicker. Twill linen garments are perfect for fall and winter and so far comes in one colour in our assortment – grey moon.
If you have doubt what would you suit your needs better please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily advise you.
All out linen fabric meets the OEKO-TEX Standard 100, certifying that no harmful chemicals have been used in the process of making the linen.
Needless to say, linen has a wide variety of uses and in many ways is an almost ideal fabric. Linen allows us to explore its possibilities and appearance from rustic to elegant.