What are the advantages of towels made of linen?

I have been finding quite a few linen kitchen or souvenir towels lately and wondered what the advantage of using a linen towel might be. Once again, google search comes to my rescue. Here’s what I found out:

  1. Linen is highly absorbent and drys quickly. You can mop up a spill easily with a linen towel or dry your hands and hang it up on a hook to dry. A linen towel dries much more quickly than does a cotton towel. Also, since linen takes well to air drying, you can save the cost of running your dryer after washing them.
  2. It is naturally anti-microbial. There are significantly fewer bacteria on your hands after drying with a linen towel as compared to a paper towel. They don’t smell musty even in humid climates.
  3. Another of linen’s benefits is its unparalleled longevity and durability—it’s two to three times stronger than cotton. The fiber is smooth, rendering the finished fabric lint-free with natural luster. It gets softer with every wash. And, when woven into cloth, it’s moth-resistant.
  4. Linen is natural and organic. It causes no allergies and there is no unexpected coloring of your body after using a linen towel.

It all starts with the fabric. Linen is made from the flax plant, all parts of which are used—fibers, seeds, and oil. It’s relatively easy on the environment, requiring few chemicals and little irrigation to thrive. The plants are laborious to harvest, putting linen squarely in luxury-fabric territory.

Sources: Gilt. com

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