Linen is a humble fabric woven by artisans for centuries from the fibers of the flax plant, a crop grown predominantly in northern coastal regions of Europe. It’s also a noble fabric that adds a touch of luxury and comfort to any bedroom. Linen’s natural long fibers help to regulate your body temperature as you sleep—warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In fact, most people find linen to be the most comfortable fabric they have ever slept in.
Aside from the comfort of sleeping in linen, you will love the look of it in your bedroom!
Linen is a bast fiber, made from the stem of the flax plant from root to tip, completely natural and biodegradable. The production of linen is very sustainable as every part of the flax plant can be used. It is a rotation crop, farmed naturally in small batches.
Our linen is crafted end to end in Europe—from flax grown in Europe, milled in Europe, and finished in Europe. Why is that important? The length of the flax fiber depends on how tall the flax plant is.
The highest quality fibers come from plants that are about 1.5 m (60”) tall. It is quite hard to grow plants that tall. These fibers are strong and make durable fabric.
Our suppliers only use these high quality fibers to make our fabric. Shorter fibers are normally used for twine and such. Some Chinese manufacturers have found ways to bind the shorter fibers into longer fibers using glue or chemicals. The fabric is then made using these shorter fibers and cannot offer the same durability. So the flax can still be European-grown flax but the quality of it may be lower.
All of our fabrics are certified by the OEKO-TEX organization, a European lab that tests our products for over 100 harmful toxins and chemicals.
Linen is actually a very durable fabric and easy to care for. Linen becomes softer with every wash and a pre-wash during manufacturing accelerates this effect.
Your linen bedding can be machine washed on a warm, gentle cycle. Use a mild detergent that does not contain optical brighteners and avoid bleach—even with white sheets.
Tumble drying on medium heat is fine but be sure not to over-dry or leave your bedding sitting in the dryer.
Linen can be ironed; however linen’s distinctive texture and relaxed drape is part of its appeal.