Flax is often considered
the oldest fiber used in the Western world. Remnants of flax fabric
(linen) have been found in excavations at the historic lake regions
of Switzerland, which date back to about 10,000 B.C. Although
the archaeologists dispute the origins of flax , some believe that it
came from the region of Tepe Sabz, Iran (Mesopotamia), ca. 5500 - 5000
B.C. By 4,000 B.C. the Egyptians were cultivating and processing flax
and ancient wall carvings show laborers harvesting flax.
Examples have been found
that were spun so fine that more than 360 threads joined together to
form one warp thread. The rather incredible characteristics and properties
of flax are once again being recognized. Although linen has been
primarily considered as a fashion fabric in modern times, the
industry and the markets are beginning to understand its potential as
a performance fiber, delivering high strength and durability,
abrasion resistance and high moisture regain, as well as a luxurious
hand and appearance.
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el-masria for trading co.: egyptian company work in exporting the flax fiber from egypt
and we have many kind of it such as: 1-arous
flax and we have three kind of it (mashnto-sharl- maraoh)2-scutched flax3- hackled flaxContact: Hesham
SameerSales Manager Phone:
002022359452Fax:-002022415520Address. Egypt-cairo 26 sohag street (Healeoples)- misr al-gadida
[email protected] or [email protected]
of Canada: The Flax Council of Canada is a single organization, representing
the producers, grain handlers, shippers, exporters and end-users of flax.
Established in 1986 with full representation from all agricultural and industrial
flax interests, the Flax Council promotes the advancement of flax and flax
Flax Development Commission: they provide information about flax to
consumers as well as the fiber industry. They have a section designed
to assist in the production of flax and the development of the flax industry.