a little tidbit
Lithuanian linen: one of the oldest textile fabrics in the world, linen is made from fibers of the flax plant. linen fibers are much stronger and more lustrous than cotton, and linen fabric is cool and absorbent. production of linen is highly ecological, and uses five to twenty times less water and energy than the production of cotton or synthetic fabrics. the production of linen was encouraged by charlemagne, and linen became the principal european textile of the middle ages. although ireland has long been the largest producer of fine linen, lithuanian linen is renowned for its exceptional quality.
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I thought the little history, geography lesson was interesting.