Linen is a gorgeous, comfortable and durable fabric that is made from fibers of the flax plant. Linen is therefore a natural fabric. The fiber is very absorbent, and garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather. The most important washing instruction for linen is to machine wash the garment at 30 degrees using a gentle machine cycle and mild detergent soap. It is further recommended to reshape the style whilst damp.