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Fun Fashion Fact Friday: The History of Lining

Posted by Isabella on Nov 15th 2013

It’s a word we use every day, but you probably have never even thought about the origin.  Have you ever been putting on a dress or a coat and wonder why the inside of it is called lining?  Well you are about to find out here with our history of lining 101!

The word lining originally came form the word linen because the inside of garments were traditionally made from linen. History of Lining   Linen is a textile from the fibers of the flax plant.  Linen is labor-intensive to manufacture, but when it is made into garments, it is valued for its exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather.

So the next time you’re putting something on that has lining in it remember, it was originally linen! tumblr_mvyxolmeRr1sjhpuho1_500

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