The very best linen fibers under microscope
December 5, 2018
This article began from a real finding - the photo of flax and cotton fibers photographed under a microscope. We once again found out that linen is a flawless thing, especially for bedding.
100% linen is a perfect fabric for bedding - as for its hygroscopic and hypoallergenic properties. This is just amazing - cotton has a spiral type of fiber - which makes it keep too much liquid and dust, - this is provocation gems and bacterial growth in the fabric (that, of course, can’t accumulate allergies)!
Here are come scientific opinions on the topic of cotton and flax fibers:
100% COTTON: Mature flat and ribbon-like with convolutions, thick wall, and small lumen. Dead very thin and almost transparent Sharp polygonal shape with straight sides. Immature oval shape with a large lumen.
100% LINEN: Smooth and Bamboo like with cross marking nodes, no lengthwise striations, narrow lumen Sharp polygonal shape with straight sides. Immature oval shape with a large lumen.