Linen is an amazing fabric, its not only wonderful to wear, but is also the oldest known fibre to man as well as the most sustainable!
Linen originally comes from the flax plant. The plants a processed through a form called retting which separates the fibres. The retting beats down the outside and the glues fibres together, which allows the fibres to be separated, spun and knit.
Linen is absorbent, breathable and stronger than cotton and is an extremely resilient fabric standing the test of time. This means you need to throw out those low quality tired tops and dresses which have lost their authentic character.