Linen is a strong textile, durable, airy made from the fibres of the flax plant. Garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot and humid weather. This makes it a desirable fabric which apart from its comfort also exudes a kind of regal touch to the wearer. Often considered as the fabric for the elite, linen is used popularly for making of dresses, kurtis, shirts and sarees. It gives the comfort of cotton and sheen of silk which makes it smooth texture quite likeable by all. The word ‘linen’ is derived from the Latin word of the flax plant, which is ‘linum’. Whether it is available in plain weave or printed patterns, the finished fabric is lint-free and gets softer the more it is washed. Linen fabrics have a high natural lustre. It wrinkles very easily nevertheless, the tendency to wrinkle is often considered part of linen’s particular ‘charm’. With the fashion fraternity showing a renewed interest in this fabric, it’s time for us all to emulate the trend. Shop for the fabric and design it into scarves, kurtis and office shirts. Let the aesthetic appeal of the fabric generate appreciation of your clothing style.