As one of the oldest types of fabric out there, linen almost feels like it's just a background character. It perpetuates, but is never really in the spotlight itself. However, as the sustainability movement grows, and with consumers beginning to do more research and ask more questions, it might be its time. Why? Linen has a very low impact on the environment, especially when compared to man made fibres like polyester, but also when compared with cotton. It also has some natural traits that set it aside from other fabrics. For example, it's naturally antibacterial and can reduce bacterial growth by 45% on average.