What will the fabric be used for?
Luxury fabrics are a great way to enhance the look of a particular garment or item of furniture, but being sure to choose a type that suits its purpose is much more advisable. For example, certain designer linens will be ideal for use as curtains or blinds, but might not be as enjoyable when slept on or when used as bedding. If comfort is a factor (for bedding and clothing alike), it’s a good idea to go for finer fabrics with a thinner stitching. Most manufacturers will provide information relating to materials and thicknesses, so that you can be sure to get exactly what you need.
Knowing your colors
Linen fabrics are well known for being resistant to fading – even after years of use, but that doesn’t make them entirely immune to sun damage or element exposure. When choosing a fabric, it’s a good idea to gauge how frequently they might be exposed to the above. If your linen will have to put up with consistent rays from the sun then it might soon start to show the signs of dulling. There are two ways to deal with this. Either choose a light colour to begin with, so as to minimise the chance of fading, or install features to better protect the linen (sprays are sufficient, as are physical sun guards or even nets over windows).