The Linen fabric is the ideal choice for people with chemical sensitivities or allergies. Linen is naturally hypoallergenic and skin-friendly and hence often used for bandages for wounds, dating back to the times of ancient Egyptians.
Linen is a highly sanitary choice. Thanks to its wicking and moisture-retention properties, Linen is also naturally antibacterial and pathogen-resistant. It can absorb up to 20% of its weight in water, thus inhibiting bacterial growth.
In contrast, a lot of fabrics on the market today contain chemicals that can cause sensitivities and even allergies. Fabrics that are stain and wrinkle resistant often contain extra chemicals added to ensure these properties, sometimes at the cost of the wearer's health.