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And no one does it better than Bryn Walker. Starting today our entire Bryn Walker collection is on sale! Take 25% off everything!

Let’s ask: Why does linen go hand in hand with summer?

 

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With summer at our doorstep, let us tell you about linen. Linen fabric has many attractive properties and all of them are most easily appreciated when wearing linen clothing. And we are not exaggerating when we say that linen is really irreplaceable in summer, when travelling and/or in a hot and humid climate.

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The main benefit of wearing linen in hot weather is the coolness it provides. Thanks to the weave and fiber specifics linen allows more airflow and it’s structure means it stays away from your skin. Linen is a “stiff” fabric and is less likely to cling to the skin; when it billows away, it quickly dries out and becomes cool again.
 Clothes made of linen possess high air permeability, which allows air to flow through the fabric easily and allows the body to breathe.

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Another nice advantage one can have when wearing a good piece of linen clothing is feeling cool and moisture free. 
Linen is highly absorbent and a good conductor of heat. Your linen garment feels cool to the touch and linen fabric will quickly remove perspiration from the skin. Because of its molecular structure linen cloth can absorb as much as 1/5 of its weight before feeling damp or wet. In other words – your linen top will absorb lots of perspiration and it is unlikely it will ever feel clammy – as water evaporates off linen as quickly as off the surface of a puddle. So, water is both absorbed and evaporated quickly. Your linen dress ends up acting like an excellent cooling system.

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Apart from coolness and high absorbency, linen has one more very favorable property – good heat conductivity characteristics. Heat conductivity refers to the extent to which heat can be conveyed through the fabric. As linen quickly allows the heat to escape, it further improves cooling. It is claimed, that heat conductivity of linen is five times higher than wool and eighteen times higher than silk.

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One more thing – linen weave reflects heat better, too
. This means your linen blouse,  dress or pants has good “shading” properties – the wearer of linen clothing feels cooler.

 

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All these properties allow linen to function well in hot and hot/humid conditions and significantly alleviate the effects of the heat and humidity on the wearer.static1.squarespace.com

This means having linen clothes in your summer wardrobe is not only an idea – it’s a decision that will make you feel comfortable, confident, easy and pretty, too!

 

Now at 25% off at Aphrodite!

 

 

Remember us telling you about Lisette L pants? Yes – the ones that Oprah loves! Made in Canada they fit  like a glove, wash and wear beautifully and are the perfect travel pant. As of today you can buy one pair and get the second pair for half price.We have long pants – capri length and bermuda shorts in a variety of colours and patterns. If you haven’t already tried on a pair be sure you do. Then you’ll know why they have become one of Canada’s top selling pants!

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