From nature to fabrics

Flax is a plant with an approximately one meter high erect stalk, with smooth leaves and white or light blue flowers, which produce a small capsule containing ten seeds.
The linen plant grows for three months and then it is extirpated from the soil in order to use the maximum length of its stalk and its roots.
The stalks are further processed in order to separate fibres from rubber based binding materials which and from wooden residues and seeds. At this point of the process, fibres are ready for hackling and spinning, which can be carried out in a dry or humid environment. In this latter case, fibres are immersed in hot water (60 °C) and passed through the spinning phase to obtain thin and regular threads. The raw yarn can be made snow-white through boiling and bleaching processes, alternatively it can be treated with soft dyes, as required by linen.

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LINEN: natural, beautiful and resistant
Cool as well as soft and resistant, linen is elegant, comfortable, ideal for skin contact as it doesn’t cause any allergies.

Flax is the oldest among the natural fibres. It was cultivated by ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans who spread its culture and processing techniques across Europe. The best farmlands are located in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, where the lack of a dry season helps the growth of this plant and the development of long, thin and soft fibres.

Qualità del Lino | The Quality of Linen | Nencioni Casa | Telene
Qualità del Lino | The Quality of Linen | Nencioni Casa | Telene

Linen is composed of 70% cellulose, solid, tear and wear resistant, with limited elasticity, it keeps its shape. It has antistatic properties. Linen absorbs humidity and lets the skin breathe, therefore it is ideal for cool winter and summer nights.
If undergone finishing, it acquires the desired features; pure linen voile and gauze, batiste and byssos, printed and embroidered linen, irregular with succession of thin and thick threads. Yarn-dyed and piece-dyed.

Various are the combinations of linen with other fibres resulting in fabrics with different patterns, thickness and features. Linen and cotton are a perfect blend to create a more economic, solid, practical and resistant fabrics.

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