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What Is Linen?
Linen is made from the flax plant, which looks like a cross between a cornflower and a lavender plant. It’s a bast fiber, which comes from the tough, stalky, supportive part of a plant. Flax is grown worldwide, but since the 1950s, most of the flax used for fabric has originated in Northern Europe, namely France, the Netherlands and especially Belgium, because of the ideal climate. You’ll notice a lot of linen decor fabric is touted as Belgian linen.
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