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We love linen as a fabric, and it is ideal to wear during the hot, humid summer season. We find it to be a lightweight, breathable fabric that makes sweat evaporate quickly. But, staining your favourite linen shirt can be a nightmare, and removing the stain from the fabric could be challenging.
Fortunately, over time we have learnt how to conquer these tough stains and get rid of them effortlessly. To make it easier for you, we have shared a step-by-step guide on how to wash a linen shirt in the washing machine!
Why We Need to Wash Linen Clothes With Care
Did you know that linen is made from a natural fibre obtained from the stem of the flax plant? Well, we didn’t and were glad to learn this interesting fact as it helped us understand that these threads, when woven into the fabric, lend it the classic linen-like properties:-
Moth, bacteria and sweat resistance
Unlike cotton, linen is weaker when wet, making it more prone to abrasion; hence we must wash linen clothes with care.