How to identify flax

  1. Visual Inspection: Genuine flax knitted products have clear and natural patterns, strong tensile strength, a naturally soft and lustrous surface, while synthetic fibers may have an overly shiny appearance.

  2. Observation: When light passes through flax knitted products, you can see variations in cloud-like patterns and occasionally find a few flax particles.

  3. Touch: Flax has a cool and refreshing feel with a slight weightiness. When firmly grasped, it may exhibit slight wrinkles.

  4. Burning Test: Take a small piece of the fabric and burn it. If it produces a burning paper smell and leaves fine white ash, it indicates that it is made of flax. Synthetic fabrics usually have an irritating odor when burned, and the ash forms a ball shape.

In terms of appearance, genuine flax fabrics have flax fibers that are slightly off-white, and the patterns are clear. In contrast, inferior products may have a slightly yellowish color and unclear patterns.

Regarding touch, genuine flax products are thick, firm, and have a certain degree of hardness. When squeezed and released, they should not form wrinkles. On the other hand, inferior products may feel somewhat soft to the touch, but they tend to wrinkle when squeezed, resembling cotton thread fabrics.

In terms of sensation, genuine flax fabrics should feel non-irritating when in contact with the skin, while inferior products may cause a prickly sensation.

When checking the label, genuine flax products usually have clear markings, such as the flax content and washing instructions. In contrast, inferior products may have unclear or vague labels.

Please note that the translations provided may not be exact, but they aim to convey the meaning accurately.


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