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Flax

Flax or linseed (binomial name: Linum usitatissimum) is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae.

There is no exact date on when the fiber flax began to be woven, but there are records that prove its cultivation since 2500 BC by the Egyptians.

The long fibers used to make linen yarn come from the stalk of the flax plant.

 

Key features of flax:

- 100% natural;

- Feeling of freshness due to good recovery of moisture;

- Does not accumulate static electricity;

- Smooth texture.

 

Curiosities:

- Growing flax plants takes about one hundred days from seed to harvest;

- The plant produces white or blue flowers; Flax plants with blue flowers produce the finest fiber;

- The flax seed, is widely used in cooking  and in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry.

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