Linen clothing is perfect for humid, hot weather. The natural flax fibers help to wick moisture away from the skin. Linen clothes can be made from light to heavyweight fabrics and will wear well if handled correctly. Most linen clothing will shrink slightly so consider that as you purchase garments.
After linen is washed, it should not be dried on high heat which causes fibers to shrink together and break. Air dry or tumble briefly on low heat. Linen should be ironed with a good quality steam iron while it is damp, if you choose to iron at all. The more often linen is worn and washed, the softer and more supple it will become. However, if you are looking for a crisp appearance, ironing is a must.
Follow these tips for successful ironing:
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