Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is very absorbent and exceptionally cool in hot weather. Due to its natural wax content, flax gives linen its excellent luster. It is considered to be the strongest of the cellulose fibers (cotton, rayon, jute, hemp, etc.) and is highly absorbent, allowing moisture to evaporate quickly. Ideal for crisp, summery blouses, dresses, and suits.