Linen, that wonderful fabric used in so many different ways, from suits and dresses, to bags, from tablecloths and napkins, it seems there is no end to the uses for this very special material
Linen comes from the Flax plant, Linum Usitatissimum, this was one of the first plants domesticated by humans, and we know that because fabrics 10,000 years old have been found.
One of the strongest plant fibre fabrics, Egyptian kings linen wrappings have been found in perfect condition in burial chambers 3000+ years after having been used.
In days gone by, Linen was only for the wealthy, this was because it took a long time to nurture and grow as the long fibres needed to produce linen take time to mature and the process of making the fibers into linen is also a laborious process.
The Flax fibres that make linen are very strong yet very fine, 2 – 3 times stronger than cotton, but soft and flexible to the touch, it’s one of the reasons why it is such a highly desirable fabric.
Clothing made of linen is worn throughout the summer months or anywhere where the climate is hot because it is a cool fibre that helps maintain a cooler temperature for the wearer.
One of the few fabrics that looks just as good crumpled as it does smooth, linen is synonymous with quality and style, from a crisp beige linen suit for the dashing gent on holiday to the fabulous linen dresses that float in the breeze, it is a beautiful fabric when used in clothing.
Here at Oceanj we have a fabulous selection of casual bags made from linen, ultra cool styles and on trend, they are the perfect everyday bag. With 2 sizes available, choose from the mini tote bag which is ideal for when you just need to take out the essentials but still look cool and chic! The large beach bag is brilliant for throwing anything and everything into, with its over the shoulder straps making it a stylish bag for anyone and every one.
Even out blogger Emil has fallen in love with them and can be seen around town with his blue beach bag thrown over his shoulder, how very stylish he is! This is the bag he says is his favourite at the moment.
The collection features motifs of stars and wings, and in shades of beige, white and navy blue, all classic linen colours, we are sure you will find these bags the perfect choice.
Discover the full collection here: https://www.oceanj.co.uk/?s=linen&post_type=product