The word 'Linen' is originated from West Germany and cognates to Latin name for the flax plant 'Linum'. In English, the use of a linen (flax) thread is to determine a straight line. It is the world's oldest textile and also known as flax fabric. It is mainly used for making homeware applications such as aprons, bags, towels, undergarments, tablecloths etc. Earlier, linen was used in the form of the coin also.
Linen is made of the flax plant. Flax is made of natural fibre mostly Linenis cultivated over large scale in Western Europe. The best flax plants are grown between Cava in France and Amsterdam in Holand. The growing cycle of linen takes place in 100 days between sewing in March and harvesting in July.