This Is Why You Should Sleep on Linen Bedding All Year Round
Linen is currently trending and very much in demand. The aesthetic qualities of this premium bedding are obvious, but its popularity isn’t purely a matter of style. Here's what you need to know about this natural fibre that doesn't immediately meet the eye.
Environmentally friendlyEnvironmental concerns are very much to the fore right now and are likely to be influencing almost every aspect of your life. Whilst recycling your trash and minimising your use of plastic is probably becoming second nature, you might not have thought about your choice of bedding.
Linen is one of the planet’s oldest fabrics and is woven from the fibres of the flax plant. No part of the plant is wasted as a result of the process because the linseed, oil and straw are all used to create a variety of products including animal feed, soaps and flooring.
Flax plants require the use of few chemical pesticides and fertilisers during their cultivation. Better still, twenty-five times less water and energy is used than in the cultivation of cotton or the production of synthetic fibres.
Linen fibres are biodegradable and recyclable. Your linen bedding won’t negatively impact the environment, even after it has come to the end of its useful life – at that won’t be for a very long time.
Repels DirtLinen fibres repel dirt – your bedding is naturally stain-resistant and will remain looking fresh and vibrant for longer, although you should wash your set regularly… for hygiene reasons, and also because it will become even softer with wear.
Durable and highly absorbentIt can be so disappointing when your carefully chosen bedding starts to show signs of wear. Most bedding won’t remain pristine and beautiful for very long but it's a different story with linen, which actually improves with use.
With its incredible tensile strength, linen thread is twice as durable as cotton or wool. Linen fibres become 20 per cent stronger when wet and so regular washing will not degrade your bedding. Beautiful linen retains its shape because it does not stretch and can absorb up to 20 per cent of its own weight in moisture without feeling wet. Your bedding will always remain wonderfully fresh and cool, making linen the most comfortable choice, particularly in the heat.
Ultra-ComfortableLinen makes the whole bed feel like the cool side of the pillow, and thanks to its natural temperature-regulating qualities, helps you sleep well. The natural fibres absorb perspiration and then swell and release the moisture into the air. The fabric is self-cooling, ensuring that it feels fabulous, whatever the temperature of the room.
Now that we’re on the topic, here are 10 simple ways to enhance the quality of your sleep – starting from tonight! – plus the reason why you crave more sleep in the cold.
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