Linen - Must Have fabric of this season
Updated: May 24, 2019
Article by Chella Nathan-
Linen sarees have found their spot in the world of fashion and they are here to stay forever. Linen sarees are one of the most versatile piece of clothing ever crossing all borders with their colour, design and material options. They have withstood the sands of time with their adaptive and embracing the change trait. They are both modern and traditional. Be a traditional kancheepuram bride in the morning and rock the reception party with a ruffle saree in the night.
Every year something new pops up in the saree trade and whole of saree draping community goes gaga over it. For the past few seasons its the 'linen', a natural fabric that has come into the limelight. Something that started out as a support to linen weavers by many Indian celebrities, attained huge commercial success as the support grew in a massive scale.
Linen fabric has been among us for many years (around 3100 BC). Made from the fibres of flax plants linen is quiet labour intensive to manufacture. Having said that, linen is soft, strong, durable, easy to maintain(machine, hand wash And dry wash), light and is perfect to wear in humid conditions. They are naturally cool and keep the skin fresh even in hot sun.
Even though linen apparels are made, most of the fabric is used in the making of bed spreads, towels, commercial furnishings, fabric support for paintings and in artisan bakeries.
When linen sarees were reinvented and brought into the retail circle it was welcomed with open hands. Although organic pure linen saris are most preferred mixed linen saris have also become a favourite in the present.
Mixed cotton linen saris with traditional hand block prints, digital design prints, zari work with tassels, patch work and embroidery / thread work in every colour possible are very popular these days. Silk linen sarees, silk tissue linen saree, semi-linen sarees, jute linen sarees, digital prints in linen sarees are some of the newest breeds of linen sarees cropping up in the market.
With so many varieties to lure you, these sarees also come in a wide spectrum of prices ensuring pocket friendliness.
Linen sarees are in general very subtle and mild. Pair them with a simple matching blouse to give a fine look or make it dramatic by pairing with a contrasting designer blouse. Linen sarees are a perfect vehicle to portray fabric jewellery, terracotta jewellery and many beaded jewellery.
We at sapthavarna believe in keeping tabs with the trend and have been busy stocking up these amazing sarees for you with matching blouse options as well. You can ping us for our latest collections or enquire regarding a particular type or design of the linen saree you are looking for. We will get back to you as soon as we find it for you.
Cool yourself with these beautiful linen sarees this summer and tag us along with your looks in our instagram page.