Linen refers to the fibers of the common flax and the fabrics made from them. These fabrics can also be called linen cloth. The fabric is especially popular for summer clothing, as it has a cooling effect and good moisture absorption. Linen fabrics are also very resistant against tearing. The most common garments made from linen are pants, jackets, shirts, blouses and dresses. One drawback to linen is that the fabric wrinkles very quickly, so the fibers are usually blended with other materials to prevent this. Since the end of the 20th century, linen is regaining importance in fashion as an ecological natural fiber.