Linen is a natural fibre (like cotton or bamboo) which has been used for centuries because of its amazing properties. The more it’s used and washed the softer it gets and it's extremely durable – 30% stronger than cotton, meaning it can last decades when cared for correctly. Linen fabric is also fully biodegradable which makes it a fantastic option for those who shop with an environmentally conscious mind. Vintage linen is very desirable, it’s soft and the feeling is very hard to replicate by any mechanical process.
1. No Ironing Required:
Linen is one of the few fabrics where you actually want to see a few creases throughout the fabric, it’s part of its charm and complements the naturally textured look of the fabric. If you choose linen bedlinen, put away the iron and embrace the creases, the result will be a relaxed, lived in look that is effortless to create and looks beautiful.
2. Static Free:
Linen is one of the few fabrics not to accumulate static electricity, which is great news for your bed hair. Studies have shown that fabrics need to include just 10% linen in their composition to eliminate the pesky electric charge. Linen sheets are also far more resistant to pilling, meaning you won’t experience the frustration of those little balls forming on the surface of your sheets.
3. The Good Kind of Absorbent:
Linen fabric can absorb as much as 20% of its weight in moisture before feeling wet, so your linen bedlinen will always have a pleasant, fresh feeling when touched or slept on. This also means you won’t wake up to that clammy feeling and the fabric is less likely to cling to your skin if you perspire.
4. Suitable All Year Round:
Linen bedlinen is the perfect choice if you’re looking for something you can use all year round, not just for one or two seasons. Its temperature regulating properties keep you cool in Summer and warm in Winter. This is also good news if your partner is a hot sleeper and you tend to get chilly, or vice versa.
5. Allergy Friendly:
Linen is hypoallergenic meaning it is suitable for those with allergies or sensitive skin. This stems from the fact that linen fabrics are usually made from materials that are not exposed to harsh chemicals or pesticides.
6. Environmentally Friendly:
Linen is a natural fibre made from the flax plant. It doesn’t require any pesticides or any additional water other than rain water and every part of the plant is used. Linen is also organic, biodegradable, recyclable.