Both cotton and linen are natural fabrics. Because of their comfortable texture and ability to absorb water, they are widely used in soft furnishing to make curtains and beddings.
Cotton and linen are different in many ways. Let’s have a closer comparison between cotton and linen.
By nature: Cotton and linen are from two different plants. Cotton is seed fiber while linen is stem fiber.
By hand: Cotton is softer than linen, linen is rougher and has more natural texture than cotton.
Weight: Linen weight less than cotton.
Strength: Linen is 3 times stronger than cotton, especially when it is wet.
Water absorption: Both linen and cotton absorb water rapidly. Linen absorbs water up to 20% of its selfweight, while cotton can absorb up to 25% of its selfweight.
Fire Resistance: Linen has longer time to ignite.
Bacteria Resistance: Linen has better resistance to bacteria.