Many of us might not know this but linen is a sustainable fabric made from fibres extracted from Flax plant. Flax is grown commonly all over the world, hence the fabric is sustainable. By nature, linen is very different from cotton.
As linen is made up of fibre like structures, there is natural spacing between the strands. This makes linen specifically good for hot and humid weather. This makes for comfortable wearing in Indian summer.
Also linen have anti-bacterial properties and as an added advantage linen fibres are highly dyeable and takes on beautiful color when dyed.