The fiber is obtained from the stem of the flax plant (Linum Usitatissimum), which has few branches and small flowers, ranging from white to dark blue, which bloom only for one day.
According to the ancients, linen is a gift from the gods to man, and hence the symbolism that usually accompanies this fiber. Rare and difficult to work with, for centuries it remained a privilege reserved for the few. With the improvement of production techniques and the spread of a certain well-being, it became a treasure, a dowry for many families. In the collective imagination, linen still represents purity, perfume, the sunny afternoons of early summer in Provence. Linen, with its rustic look, still continues to be associated with the gods.
The flax fiber has a shiny appearance, shows a fresh and slippery hand. It is among the most resistant of natural fibers, due to the structure of its longitudinal fibers and the high cellulosic composition. Linen, having fibers that are hollow, is able to absorb a mass of water equal to its dry mass, a particularity that therefore makes it an excellent thermoregulator.