What is so special about linen?
- Natural material: Linen is made from the fibers of the flax plant, making it a natural, renewable, and biodegradable material.
- Durability: Linen is a very strong and long-lasting fabric, which means that it can withstand repeated washings and wears without losing its shape or texture.
- Breathability: Linen is highly breathable, which makes it a popular choice for bedding, clothing, and other textiles. Its breathable qualities make it ideal for use in hot and humid climates, as it helps to keep you cool and comfortable.
- Hypoallergenic: Linen is naturally hypoallergenic, making it an excellent choice for people with sensitive skin.
- Environmentally responsible: Linen can be produced using environmentally responsible methods, such as using organic methods of cultivation and reducing water usage during production.
- Versatility: Linen can be used in a variety of applications, including clothing, bedding, tablecloths, towels, and more. Its soft, smooth texture and natural color make it a popular choice for a range of styles, from rustic and casual to elegant and formal.
In summary, linen is special for its natural origin, durability, breathability, hypoallergenic properties, environmentally responsible production, and versatility. And because linen loves YOU as you are.
Why linen is expensive
Linen is considered expensive for several reasons:
- Production process: Linen is made from the fibers of the flax plant, which is a labor-intensive crop to cultivate and harvest. The process of turning the fibers into fabric requires a lot of manual work and attention to detail, which adds to the cost.
- Rarity: Linen is not as widely produced as other fabrics, such as cotton or polyester, so it is considered a luxury material. Also because not everywhere linen likes to grow.
- Durability: Linen is a very strong and long-lasting fabric, which makes it a worthwhile investment for many people. Its high quality and durability mean that it can last for years with proper care.
- Environmental factors: Organic and sustainable methods of producing linen are more expensive than traditional methods, which contributes to the overall cost of the fabric.
- In summary, my own question was the same...some while ago....and you know what- taking all of the information given above think about benefits you get and give to nature.
Answer this for yourself: When do you take care more...when you buy something cheap or more expensive?
How to care for linen sheets
To care for linen sheets, follow these guidelines:
- Wash in cold or warm water using a mild detergent. Or follow the label. Avoid using bleach.
- Before wash - turn linen duvet cover inside out for better color stay
- Dry on a low heat setting or natural hang dry. Avoid over-drying, which can break flax. But wrinkling is part of linen character. Love it.
- Remove from the dryer while still slightly damp if you really need it fast dry.
- Store in a cool, dry place or cover yourself with linen every night
- Rotate your sheets every week to evenly distribute wear.
- Avoid exposing linen sheets to direct sunlight, as this can cause fading.
- By following these steps, you can help your linen sheets last longer and maintain their soft, smooth texture. If you read this all i will reveal the secret - add some table vinegar with water-to soften the linen fabric and water too.
Once upon a time i met linen
16 Mar, 2021, No commentsOnce you have met linen
You know it is a relationship for life.
You want to be surrounded by it..
To work with it...
Be with it...
You want to sleep with/in it....
It's not just a pleasure for the body...
It's a pleasure for the soul...
It lifts you up.... It wraps you in...
It's the Grace of Linen.