Luxurious fabric since Ancient Egypt
Linen is one of the oldest fabrics on the planet and has been widely used in Europe before cotton has been discovered and adopted. Linen is healthy, durable and easy to care for and has been used for bedding, clothing, even bandages and other medical products. It is one of the most prized fabrics since the Ancient Egyptian era 10,000 years back. Purity and richness of the material even accompanied Faraons into their afterlife, so why not treat ourselves to the powerful benefits linen holds in our present life?
Natural, healthy and invigorating
Linen was always believed to be the magical, healing fabric. It’s one of the materials our bodies receive extremely well - linen threads have even been used for surgical sutures, stitching wounds, as our body can dissolve natural linen thread on its own.
Linen products have a regenerative power that comes from the light massage effect small nodules and dense, strong linen fibers have on our skin - it improves blood microcirculation and contributes to improved texture of your skin.
Antimicrobial and hypoallergenic
Unlike many other textile fibers, flax contains a substance called silica (silicon dioxide), most commonly found in nature as quartz, Earth’s most common mineral. It inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause rot and fermentation. Linen fabric is therefore naturally antibacterial and antifungal, an excellent material for bedding, towels and kitchen textile. Among other things, they reduce the risk of fungal diseases, accelerate the healing process of wounds and neutralize the smell of sweat or smell of damp towels. It’s antistatic properties don’t attract dust nor morning bedhead.
That makes linen products perfect for sensitive skin and airways, contributes to clearer skin and less acne, helps with bedsores and gives your bathroom, kitchen or bedroom an extra touch of cleanliness.
Breathable and quick to dry
Stronger and thicker fibers and linen threads, especially compared to cotton, result in looser weave of fabric and lower thread count. That lets the air flow easier and makes the fabric more breathable and faster to dry.
It’s excellent moisture wicking properties come really in handy when you use our linen blankets as a fever blanket (or regulate your temperature when hangover;), appreciate good absorption of linen towels or you tend to wake up hot and sweaty in bed. It can absorb up to 20% of its weight in moisture and at the same time dries quite quickly, passing the moisture on to the atmosphere. We especially love how quick our beach linen towels dry on the go when we travel.
Keeping your body at the right temperature is essential to a restful sleep. Flax fibers are naturally insulating with the fabric keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter - a unique linen characteristic that other fabrics don't have. Linen fabric has excellent insulating properties thanks to thermal expansion linen is capable of. In higher temperatures natural linen expands, allowing more air to permeate, keeping you cool on summer nights. In colder temperatures linen fibers contract, trapping air in the weave and helping the warmth of your body keep you in comfort.
Timeless, heirloom quality
Three times as strong as cotton and even stronger when wet, linen fabric is highly durable thanks to strong and robust flax fibers. The heirloom quality of European linen allows cherished products to be passed down from generation to generation. One of our favorite characteristics of linen fabric is how they get better with time. The more you use them, the softer, more pliant and more wrinkle resistant it gets. It is similar with piling - the fibers break down within the first few washes, where some shedding in the dryer is expected. Once broken in, linen fabric becomes smoother, more lustrous and does not pile with time like wool and similar materials.
Naturally elegant it elevates your home
Natural texture and soft sheen of linen is an understated luxury that gives a soft touch to a space and renders it pleasant and relaxing. A great interior design favors the form and function of materials being used and linen curtains, linen bedding or linen upholstery make a great impact in your bedroom or living room all on its own.
Linen is very sustainable
Linen material is one of the most sustainable fabrics on the planet. Flax plant grows even in poor-quality soil, is extremely durable, a fast growing and renewable source. European Flax needs no irrigation as it grows in colder, humid climates, uses no GMO and next to no fertilizers. While producing linen, the whole flax plant is used, leaving no waste. The bi-products – flax seed, oil, straw, lower-quality fiber are used in producing a wide range of products from foods, medicine and soap to insulation in car industry, cattle feed and even paper. Natural linen has an eco-friendly life cycle. It’s biodegradable, easy to recycle and decomposes within a few weeks.
Durable and easy to care for
In our quest for functional and sustainable home essentials we strive to combine high quality and long lasting materials with the ease and comfort of their use and no fuss care in a perfect combination for a sustainable modern way of life. Add to the mix all the wonderful benefits pure linen products offer and we have found ourselves a winner. No wonder linen bedding has become so increasingly popular! Sustainable, beneficial and elegantly natural.