How to keep it cool this summer? Linen is the answer!

linen clothing - keep it cool this summerNow that the weather heats up, staying cool and crisp can be a fashion challenge. Linen clothing is a popular choice for those living in hot, humid climates. But also people visiting from cooler climates who are unaccustomed to the humidity and heat of the tropics may benefit greatly from including this fabric in their travel wardrobe. That’s why 120% Lino’s linen clothing is always a great choice for the upcoming season! 

But why is linen clothing the best choice to keep things “cool” in summer? 120% Lino explains!

More air flow
Linen allows more air-flow and it’s structure means it stays away from your skin allowing better airflow over your body, it is a “stiff” fabric and is less likely to cling to the skin; when it billows away, it tends to dry out and become cool quickly so that your skin is being continually touched by a cooling surface. Added to this linen possesses high air permeability which allows airflow through the fabric itself and provides the body with room to breathe!

Heat conductivity properties
Linen has good heat conductivity characteristics; this refers to the extent to which heat can be conveyed through the fibre. As the fibre quickly allows the heat to escape, it further improves cooling. Heat conductivity of linen is five times as high as that of wool and 19 times as that of silk.

It is claimed…
“In hot weather those dressed in linen clothes are found to show the skin temperature 3°-4°C below that of their silk or cotton-wearing friends”. According to some studies, a person wearing linen clothes perspires 1.5 times less than when dressed in cotton clothes and twice less than when dressed in viscose clothes.”