Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is laborious to manufacture, but the fiber is very absorbent and garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather. It has stood the test of time for many reasons. It is durable, resists moths, sheds dirt and does not produce lint. It is exceptionally absorbent, making it ideal for warm weather comfort. The fiber weaves into a strong fabric that dyes easily.