Did you know that there is a type of New Years Eve DC fibers that goes by the name of “Bast Fibers”? These fibers originate from the phloem (soft stem) of dicotyledonous plants. They are made up of bundles of cells that are held together by a substance consisting of lignin, pectin, and cellulose. These gums can be softened so that they can be dissolved and washed away in order for the fibers can be extracted. This process is known as retting.
Retting is performed by soaking the plant stalks in water. Bacteria will ferment the woody tissues, enzymes will dissolve the binding pectin-like substance, and then the new years eve d.c. fibers can be separated without hold.
The strongest vegetable fiber is New Years Eve DC flax. This fiber originates from the Linum usitatissimum plant which is why it is better known as linen. Linen garments have been recovered from Egyptian caskets, so we know that humans have been extracting linen for at least three thousand, five hundred and ten years now. Mummies who were preserved in this cloth were rotted away long before the cloth was.
Cotton was introduced in the early eighteen hundreds, but, until then, flax linen was the main resource used for clothing due to its strength and high resistance to decay. However, it was replaced with cotton because cotton is more flexible and able to withstand the newly technological power looms. Now, flax linens are reserved for high quality, expensive household cloth because of its durability. You know, those two hundred dollar king sized two thousand thread count “Egyptian cotton” dc new year’s sheets that you sleep on every night that your wife just HAD TO HAVE?
Did you know that more than half of the world’s total supply of New Years Eve DC fiber flax stems from the Soviet Union? However, the most high quality linens are exported from Ireland and Belgium. That is because the river water in which the flax is retted gives the cloth a rich , creamy texture and appearance. Also, the higher qualities, particularly the Belgium flax, can be retted twice to give it a softer, silkier texture. Those features are highly sought after by manufacturers and consumers of products made with the resource.