This website has the main points about linen's benefits and uses. Just scroll through the bullet points if you want some quick stats on linen.
This is the blog of Paul Nison's wife, Andrea. I guess the body of Messiah as a whole is getting hip to linen! Read on...
This is an online store that caters specifically to children. If you don't want to shop there and you can sew, use the site as inspiration for your own projects. I especially liked the linen flowers in all colors in the "Accessories" section. (Pictured above) And can you just imagine taking one of those linen scarves and putting tzit tzit on them for a totally kosher and chic garment?
This is a brief article on linen and it touches on the energy emissions which linen gives off (compared to the lackluster attempts of other fabrics). There are Biblical citations as well in conjunction with the science of linen.
Paul Nison has a 2 hour video on his website this week where he discusses clothing and modesty that you really must see. It is his interview on God's Learning Channel. He touts linen as well, and really does a great job challenging us women to glorify our Husband Yeshua by our wardrobe and outward appearance.
My Personal "Linen Love" Story
After reading all this and over the years acquiring a few articles of linen clothing, I decided I would try and take the plunge into transforming my wardrobe. Being a very thrifty person (it is a massive achievement for myself if I can stretch my dollars as far as I can) I hit the local thrift stores to see if I could search out some linen treasures in the sea of second hand clothing. Much to my surprise, I found many pieces at one particular store and most of the items were 50% off! I got a linen jacket, several tops, skirts, pants and an oversized button down shirt (for pajamas) for just over $20. Surprisingly, in the area where I live, the weather has been severely erratic. During the day it is bloody hot and at night it gets pretty chilly. I experienced for myself the chameleon fabric that leaves you cooler during the hotter weather and insulates you when it is chilly outside. And the pieces I picked up were modest and actually make me feel a little more sophisticated. One of these days, when I am not so overtaxed, I'm going to learn to sew and make some cute wares for my little ones and me. All in good time...but for now, thrift stores more than met the need.
Side note: I did cut out any polyester lining if the garment had any. It really did not destroy the pieces. My best find was a pair of linen pants with the tags still on it...they were $1.50 (I think) and the tag said they originally were selling for $60!
And another benefit that none of these articles said: linen is timeless! It's not the newest fad in fashion that will DATE YOU when you purchase it. Nope, linen is simply stylish and classic. What's not to love?
P.S. And remember, don't mix wool and linen! Keep it kosher ladies!
P.P.S. Oh, and remember modesty!!!
Just remember Revelation 19:7-8 "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his wife has made herself ready. And to her was granted that she be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white, for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints."