Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:00
Linen: The Wonder FabricWritten by d'Italia
In a previous post, we went over whether or not it would really be possible for a fabric to be both cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Logically, that’s not really possible, as we discussed, but miraculously there is one fabric that seems to defy that logic. Let’s take a closer look at what makes linen ideal for both types of weather.
Linen in the Summer Linen is one of the more popular summertime fabrics out there, and for good reason. It’s light, comfortable, breathable and generally just feels cool on skin. It’s a great absorber, soaking up sweat and other moisture up at up to 1/5 of its weight, keeping that moisture from building on your skin while allowing it to help regulate body temperature. At the same time, it’s highly breathable, allowing airflow and heat loss to keep you cool. Linen in the Winter Simultaneously, linen conducts heat exceptionally well, more so than even wool by some accounts. During these colder months it actually manages to help lock heat in, making it a versatile fabric that does fairly well in either climate. To book a free consultation with us phone (03) 9509 4633 d'Italia is open 7 days 10am-5pm and is located at 62 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Melbourne