BY ROBI BANERJEE - APR 25 2016

Being thousands of years old, it wouldn't surprise you to know that linen has a few secrets you haven't heard of yet. Don't believe us? Read on. Linen is 20% stronger when it's wet. That's why it deals with washing better than other fabrics.

Linen can absorb 20% of its weight in moisture and still feel dry to the touch. How? Magic.

The tensile strength of linen is twice as strong as cotton, and 3 times as strong as wool. Try tearing that.

Linen conducts heat 5 times better than wool and 19 times better than silk. In hot weather, people dressed in Linen were measured to be 3-4 degrees cooler than people dressed in silk or cotton.

Linen is resistant to static electricity. In fact, just 10% linen in your fabric is enough to ensure that you will never feel a static shock from your clothes.

Always dry linen naturally, never tumble dry. While still damp, roll the linen and place in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for minimum of two hours. Then steam iron on high temperature (ironing any monograms or decorations on the reverse side). The result will be silky smooth linen.

There is approximately 10 km of linen yarn in one yard of Linen Club fabric.

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