Fine quality line and flax tow yarns from Switzerland
The history of an exceptional fiber
Linen has been know since early antiquity and is thus the oldest textile fibre: the earliest traces of its use have been dated as far back as 8000 BC. In Egyptian graves mummies have been found wrapped in linen cloths, which proves that this fibre was already known for its noble virtues and solidity 6000 years before our time. The Phoenicians, famous as merchants and seafarers used to buy linen in Egypt in order to export it to Ireland, England and Brittany: thus was the fibre introduced to the European continent.
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