Our imported European linen is toothy and thick. It is exactly what you need to scrub and dry with. The absorbency of linen is considerably greater than cotton. It is woven with vibrant pinstripe designs that hold their color forever. Linen holds dye better than cotton. Linen becomes shiny and soft with wash and use. Linen lasts generations. Linen was historically used to wrap the dead, the protect open wounds, and as sheets when sanitary and laundry conditions were primitive or nonexistent. Why? Because linen is naturally antiseptic and antibacterial. Linen does not need to be washed as often as cotton.