Isn’t there something moving about the history of linen fibres? Bedding and clothing for the pharaohs long before cotton. The oldest spun linen fibres ever found were spun and dyed with plant extracts, 34,000 years ago, a dizzying thought.
If tradition is valuable, here it is, in the most intimate domestic uses. Linen is simply the best, today as in the past.
Wool is soft and warm, cotton is sturdy and cheap, but linen with its strength, lustre and beauty is in a class of its own.