- 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.
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?
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.
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.
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