Natural fabrics derived from cotton and linen are both breathable, durable, eco-friendly and relatively soft. So, where do the differences lie between these materials?
First of all, what is cotton?
Cotton is a ‘staple fiber’ produced from the cotton plant. The usable material is extracted from the inside of the cotton boll, and is made from different lengths of material. Cotton is recognized for being soft, fluffy and durable. It is often used in clothing such as fleeces for warmth.
What is linen?
Linen is a very strong, lightweight fabric that is made from the flax plant. It is a naturally-occurring fiber just like cotton, but can be trickier to harvest into fabric as it’s harder to weave. Linen is often used for items like towels, bedding and tablecloths.
Key differences between cotton and linen
Jack Vale is a writer from Happy Writers, Co.