What is Faux Linen Fabric?
Faux Linen or linen blend fabric is a hybrid of linen and typically cotton blend that has all the admirable hallmarks of full 100% linen fabric, but with improved durability, better drape appeal, and at a better price point.
There are different levels of cotton/linen blend, anywhere from 5% - 70%. Because of its slightly different appearance, blended linen upholstery fabric is a popular fabric for drapes or curtains.
Cotton being a natural fiber gives the most natural appearance in a linen blend, however, there are options to blend linen with synthetic fibers like polyester or rayon. Fabrics with 100% natural fibers can wrinkle and stretch when exposed to moisture/humidity. This can result in an unattractive "puddling" appearance to curtains. For this reason, a popular faux linen drapery fabric variation is "poly-linen" or "polyester linen" to prevent wrinkles and retain fabric shape.
Please refer to the detailed specifications of each individual fabric for its fabric content.