The Ancient Egyptians lived and died in linen. In the intense heat of the Sahara desert, linen was the only material that could provide some relief from the staggering temperatures, leading the ancient Egyptians to wear strictly garments made from white linen. The Egyptians also used linen for mummification as the fabric provided protection from outside elements, helping to preserve the body.
It is these same characteristics of linen that made it such an important fabric to the Egyptians that also make it so desirable during warmer months. Linen is produced through a rigorous process that begins by harvesting raw flax, which then goes through several laborious steps that break the flax down to it’s fibers, from which linen is created. The resulting textile is a material that is unique in it’s durability and it’s breathability. When woven together the natural fibers of flax produce a sturdy fabric with a smooth texture. The feel of linen is what makes it such a vital warm weather fabric as linen actually has a cooling effect on the wearer caused by it’s relaxed weave and the material’s resilience against perspiration. Here are some linen based garments for the coming months: