Linen fabric feels cool to the touch. Garments made with linen are known for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather. It is smooth, making the finished fabric lint-free, and gets softer with each wash. Linen fabric typically varies in thickness. Linen can absorb a fair amount of moisture without feeling unpleasantly damp to the skin, unlike cotton and wool. It is a very durable, strong fabric, and one of the few that are stronger wet than dry. The fibers do not stretch and are resistant to damage from abrasion.