Flax fibers - fiber directory for the textile and clothing industry
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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.

Arous Flax Huckled Flax Scutched Flax

Welcome to the flax fiber directory section of the Apparel Search website.  In this section, you will find educational information and links to resources relevant to flax fibers.  If you work in the apparel industry or simply have an interest in flax textiles, this is the area for you.  If you do not find enough information in this section of our flax fibers guide, you may wish to check the textile section or go back to the fiber directory main page for additional textile fiber choices. 

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fashion directory  Ameri Flax: AmeriFlax is the trade organization that represents North Dakota flax producers. The organization is funded by flax check-off dollars from the North Dakota Oilseed Council. Our purpose is to increase the use and sale of U.S.-grown flax and by-products in domestic and foreign markets. AmeriFlax guides programs on public relations, advertising, nutrition research, market research and consumer and industrial education.

fashion directory  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 flax  3- hackled flax  Contact:  Hesham Sameer Sales Manager Phone: 002022359452 Fax:-002022415520  Address. Egypt-cairo 26 sohag street (Healeoples)- misr al-gadida city e-mail: heshamsa@hotmail.com or sameerss70@hotmail

fashion directory  Flax Council 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 products.

fashion directory  Flax Institute of the United States

fashion directory  Saskatchewan 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.

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