Linen are the fibers of the flax plant made into a textile. Linen appears to be one of the oldest textiles in the world as it has been used for as long as 8000 years ago. Linen is known to be very labor-intensive to manufacture. Linen is a popular fabric used for garments because it is valued for its exceptional freshness and coolness in hot weather. Linen is also used for interior purposes such as bed, bath, table and kitchen. Many products are made of linen: aprons, bags, towels (swimmers, bath, beach, body and wash towels), napkins, bed linens, linen tablecloths, runners, chair covers, and men's & women's wear.