Linen tops in Australia are the perfect summer staple. The unique make-up of the flax fibre means linen is ultra breathable, wicks away sweat and is durable, making it ideal to have on high wardrobe rotation in the warmer months.
How is linen made?Linen is made from the fibres that grow inside the stalks of the flax plant. The plant is cut or pulled from the ground (some people believe pulling it creates a finer linen) and the fibres are spun into yarn. That yarn is then woven to create a textile that is much stronger, but just as soft as cotton, making it an excellent choice for linen tops for women.
Where does linen come from?High quality linen flax is mostly grown in Western Europe, particularly Belgium and France, but Ireland, Italy and Ukraine also grow good flax. However, these days, the bulk of linen production comes from China. At Eadie Lifestyle, we believe in using the highest quality materials available for our linen tops for women, and all of our linen comes from Western Europe.
How to soften linen?Good quality linen softens as it ages, making it more enjoyable the longer you have it. To hasten the process when you buy new linen tops, or if you’re finding your linen is coming out of the wash stiff, combine half a cup of baking soda in a laundry tub of water and soak your garments for a few hours, then wash as normal. Continue to add a little baking soda to your laundry powder every time you wash your linen tops in Australia, as it helps prevent detergent buildup on the fibres.
At Eadie Lifestyle, we have everything from long-sleeved to sleeveless linen tops in a range of colours, as well as linen pants, and accessories to match.