Benefits of Linen
THE DRIVERS OF A HIGH QUALITY LINEN
For a premium final result there are many factors at play in the production of linen. It all starts with the best quality flax selected each season. The following list summarises the elements that contribute to the overall product quality.
1. The source of the flax.
2. The quality of the weaving.
3. The dyeing process whether yarn dyed or garment dyed.
4. The sewing and quality of the finished products, and
5. The stonewash process which ensures a soft vintage feel from day one.
BENEFITS OF LINEN
Aside from the environmental benefits that the production of linen supports, there are many benefits to using linen in the home to sleep on. Linen is very comfortable in warm climates: it is naturally highly absorbent, meaning it can absorb a high percentage of its own weight in water without feeling wet. It is also highly breathable given its woven nature and will be temperate to sleep in, for both hot and cool sleepers.
Linen is also considered to be a very long lasting fabric, although the length of its life will depend on a number of factors like the weight of the linen and also the way it is used and cared for. The stone-washing process that is used in todays linen production does accelerate the ageing process, so the longevity that we’ve seen in our grandparents linens which were heavier weight and not as soft to start, may not be matched by linen produced today.
A great choice for those conscious of the environmental impact of their purchases, most pure linen bedding is simply designed so won’t date, can be used for years, and also is produced much more efficiently than other fabrics such as cotton, with very little water and pesticides.
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