Linen's appearance is a little shinier than cotton's, and its durability is remarkable. Its resistance to rubbing and bobbling is also excellent thanks to the length of its fibres, which are around ten times longer than cotton fibres.
Linen is also noteworthy for its particularly good moisture-absorbing capacities - up to 30% of its weight - which leaves skin feeling fresh and light. Using linen means feet do not sweat as much in shoes, without suffering from the fabric's major drawback: wrinkling. A linen sock never appears wrinkled once you've slipped it on.
Linen, or cultivated flax, is a fibre that becomes softer with every wash.