Linen from its seed
Linen fabric comes from the stem of a plant that grows worldwide. Its seed is used to make flour and flaxseed oil.
Did you know that textile linen transpires 1.5 times more than cotton? That is why it leaves a feeling of freshness and is used for summer clothes.
It’s hard and it’s not elastic, so it wrinkles easily (that’s its worst part, it needs a lot of ironing). It is widely used inside shoes, because it prevents the growth of bacteria.
The finest linen is used for tablecloths and clothing, and the strongest for tarpaulins, carpets or tents.
Linen in Ancient Egypt
Let speak a bit about history. I can’t help it because I LOVE history. I have been investigating and I have found some curiosities about the linen in the Egypt of the pharaohs, of which I had no idea. All are more than 7000 years old:
- the first vegetable fiber used in the history of mankind. There are Egyptian mummies with linen dresses.
- the material that symbolized light and purity, thereby wrapping the richest in a sheet of this material.
- money. The Egyptians used linen banknotes because they are strong and of great quality. In fact, many banknotes currently have 25% linen. By the way, if you want to see banknotes with musician faces read this post.
The advantages of linen composite
Manufacturing music cases with linen fiber is exactly the same as carbon. To not repeat the explanation, if you want all the details read the post on local manufacturing.
The main environmental benefits that we get thanks to this fabric are three:
- plant fiber of 100% natural origin
- 30% less weight than its equivalent in fiberglass
- 5% less consumables
Keep in mind
As consumers, we have the responsibility to fully use the products, recycle everything, and buy only when necessary and to last. Companies have the option of pushing this change of mentality, creating products or services in this line, being aware that we are always sharing the same planet.
As a contribution to this enthusiastic global movement , the linen fiber cases we have created are strong and lightweight enough to carry a cello. In addition, they reduce the carbon footprint thanks to its natural origin, and allow the use of ecological resins that do not need a mask, during manufactring process.
This material is hot news… although it has been in use for more than 7000 years :)
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