What is the difference between Linen and Cotton?

At Goondiwindi Cotton, we’re often asked what the difference is between our lovely linen and crisp cotton. We use 100% linen and 100% cotton in most of our beautiful garments (plus a mix of merino and cashmere blended with cotton in our soft knits!), but what is the difference between the two and how do you choose what’s the best choice for your styling?

They’re both durable, breathable, soft fabrics from natural fibers so what makes each of them so unique? We asked our team to explain. 
Linen v Cotten

The Look:

When you first see linen, you will notice the weave is more relaxed and open compared to the tight cotton weave - any easy way to spot the difference immediately! 

Touch & Feel:

Initially, linen is much more rigid in texture but softens with wear, whereas cotton has a smoother finish from day one. Both always feel amazing to wear! 

Wearability:

Goondiwindi Cotton’s linen is a transeasonal fabric that can be worn year round in the varied Australian climate, whether that be with jeans, shorts, skirts or layered with your favourite merino knit or jacket. Our 100% cotton is crisp and easy to wear. If you love a crisp shirt, cotton is the way to go!

Personal Choice: 

At the end of the day, it comes down to personal choice and many of our customers mix and match both linen and cotton. Go with how you feel and don’t restrict yourself to just one fabric!

Questions? 

Just ask us! We love helping you find the perfect choice for you.

What’s our favourite current season linen looks?

Halle Dress

Halle Dress

A classic with a relaxed shape, our 100% Linen Halle Dress is sure to be a high rotation wardrobe piece! This style features a half button front with collar, ¾ length sleeves with a button tab for cuffing and a curved gather drop waist in a flattering A-line fit.

 

Bias Cut Skirt

Bias Cut Skirt

Back this season by popular demand, our 100% Linen Bias Cut Skirt. Effortlessly combining a fluid silhouette and lightweight texture, this skirt features an elastic waist, sits ankle length and slightly hugs the hips.

 

Jade Blouse

Jade Blouse

For an effortless yet feminine silhouette, this season’s round neck 100% Linen Jade Blouse in Floral is perfect for every occasion. This season’s must have style features a round neck collar, ¾ sleeve pleated detail and has been machine washed for extra softness.

 

Amelia Skirt

Amelia Skirt

You’ll be reaching for our Amelia Skirt all season long! One of this season’s newest styles featuring a tiered silhouette, ½ elastic waist and full skirt.

  

Our favourite 100% cotton pieces:

Penelope Tee

Penelope Tee

Look luxe in our off-duty Printed Long Sleeve Tee. Made from a soft 100% Slub Cotton Jersey, this style features a round neckline and curved hemline.

 

Rowie Dress

Rowie Dress

One of our stand out styles of the season, the Rowie Dress in 100% Cotton Stripe. Stay effortlessly stylish this season with a classic collar, twin front pockets, tiered silhouette and long sleeves with button tab for cuffing.

 

Layla Polo

Layla Polo

Back again this season, our 100% Slub Cotton Relaxed Polo. Lightweight and durable, this style features a straight fit silhouette, classic polo neckline, collar and placket.

 

Kiera Skirt

Kiera Skirt

You’ll be reaching for our Amelia Skirt all season long! One of this season’s newest styles featuring a tiered silhouette, ½ elastic waist and full skirt.

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published

Shop Now