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The reasons why we are fond of linen

Did you know about a third of your life will be spent in your bed? If you spend that much time on a particular activity, shouldn’t you make sure the environment is the best it can be? That’s where linen comes in! 

Everyone has different sleeping preferences, and linen bedding is versatile enough to satisfy even the pickiest sleeper. Not only is it personal preference, but proper bedding contributes to how well you sleep. Linen bedding has many properties that combine comfort and functionality to provide a sleep experience like no other.

Before you make your choice on which linen bedding is right for you, let’s take a dive into the world of linen to discover why we think it’s the best fabric available.

Flax Field

All About Linen  

Linen bedding is a great choice for those wishing to make the switch over to a more natural household because it’s made from flax plants! The soft fibers of the flax are perfect for creating an all-natural environment. Once the flax plants are grown and harvested, the fibers go through processing that takes them from their original state to their final state as a linen sheet set or bedding.

We love linen for so many uses today, but it was also a very popular textile in ancient times. Three ways linen has been used over centuries include:

  • Pajamas
  • Sign of wealth and power
  • Table linens

Linen Sleepwear 

Because it starts out soft and only gets softer with age and washing, linen sleepwear is a favorite among many. Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians all used linen sleepwear frequently. With cooling properties and unmatched comfort, people for generations have enjoyed linen pajamas and nightgowns to pair with their favorite linen sheets.

High Society Loves Linen

Because of its lengthy weaving process and its luxurious feel, linen was often used in history to show someone’s wealth. Kings, queens, pharaohs, and government officials would flaunt their wealth by wearing expensive linen clothing and using linen bedding. While linen is much more affordable now, its supreme richness can still make anyone feel like royalty.

Table Linens Throughout History 

You might be surprised to learn that ancient Egyptians used linen just like we do today! There is evidence that ancient cultures used linen napkins in homes quite regularly. Additionally, for community members of a higher caste, linen tablecloths were used for nice meals and holidays.

Optic White 100 % Linen Sheets Set

Does Linen Thread Count Matter?

You may have heard of the term "thread count" when people talk about sheets and fabrics. But is a higher thread count actually better? When it comes to linen sheets, thread count does not indicate the level of quality.

This is because, above a certain thread count, it’s not even possible to have all-natural fabrics, as the machines that weave need to add in synthetic materials to ensure more threads. A high-quality set of 100 percent pure linen sheets will fall between 80-140. At Linenforce, we ensure that with our handmade process, you never have to worry about your linen bedding containing added synthetics.

So, Why Linen?

With so many benefits of linen, no wonder it’s a hot commodity and has been for generations! Not only is it comfortable, but it’s durable and stylish, ensuring it will stay chic and modern for years to come. Linen is a must-have fabric because it’s:

  • Lightweight
  • Moisture-wicking
  • Soft
  • Non-irritating
  • Long-lasting
  • Eco-friendly

Linen is Lightweight

For those who don’t like to feel weighed down at night, linen bedding is the perfect choice. Linen sheets are perfectly lightweight and breezy, making them a great choice for hot sleepers, those with sensory issues, or just folks who want a light, breezy feel to their bedding!

Linen is Moisture-Wicking

Linen can absorb up to 20% of its weight in moisture before it even starts to feel wet! That means if you get hot and sweaty when you sleep, you won’t feel it with these linen sheets. This is also helpful if you live where there is high humidity.

Linen Grows Softer with Each Use

Unlike cotton and other synthetic materials, pure linen actually gets softer the more you wash it. It doesn’t rip or become rough with wear and tear like a lot of synthetic fabrics tend to. This makes it the perfect choice for anything from linen bedding to linen tablecloths and napkins. 

Linen Reduces Friction and Sensitivity 

If you get hot in the summer and tend to get a heat rash, or if you have sensitive skin in general, linen is not only cooling and moisture wicking, but the all-natural flax fibers ensure that you’re not getting any sort of synthetic or plastic threads rubbing against your skin as you sleep. Linen sheets and clothes keep skin comfortable and cool, making it the perfect textile for those with sensitive skin.

Linen Can Last Longer 

Linen is derived from flax fibers, which are naturally much tougher than other fibers like cotton. In fact, flax fibers are often used for things like sacks and rope making due to their durability. While our linen sheets have tons of strength, they’re also super soft and comfortable, meaning you’ll get to enjoy your favorite linen sheets for years to come. 

Linen is More Eco-Friendly

When you buy linen bedding, you’re helping support an industry that uses natural fibers, reducing things like plastic fibers and synthetic waste. It also helps that linen sheets and other textiles last for such a long time, reducing the need for new purchases every year and the amount of fabric thrown away. And when it is time for a refresh, linen is recyclable and biodegradable, so it won’t outstay its welcome in a landfill.

Upgrading to Linen

Making the leap to linen textiles for your home is one of the best things you can do for self-care. From its longevity to its softness, linen bedding is the perfect way to elevate your home décor, invest in something that will last a lifetime, and ensure the best possible night’s rest. Linenforce is your answer for all your linen needs!

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