7 Biggest Benefits of Sleeping in 100% Flax Linen

You might be wondering, why linen? 100% flax linen, in particular? Not only is it very much in demand, but it's a timeless material that will never go out of style. And while the aesthetic qualities of this premium bedding are obvious, its popularity isn’t purely a matter of style.  

We're committed to creating luxurious bedding that’s comfortable to sleep in - regardless of the season. From softening with every wash to being an eco-friendly material, the benefits of this beautiful natural manchester are plentiful. 

Below we look at seven of the biggest benefits of sleeping in 100% flax linen that will convince you of just how fantastic this fabric really is and why it's time to invest in some quality linen ASAP.

7 Benefits of Sleeping in 100% French Flax Linen

1. It's luxurious

Transforming your bedroom into a luxurious space with timeless appeal, there’s simply nothing that rivals flax linen when it comes to style. Complementing both period and contemporary interiors, linen’s simplicity, texture and natural feel will tie in elegantly with any home decor scheme.

Available in a diverse colour palette from Rust to Sage in our Build Your Own Bundle, linen bedding is the discerning choice whether you favour muted tones or bolder statements. It also looks better when it's unwashed and un-ironed, and gives any space a relaxed yet refined finish.

2. It's breathable

Flax linen benefits from high air permeability and is an efficient conductor of heat. In other words, it's a breathable fabric which regulates your temperature to keep you comfortable across the seasons. Perfect for those who are hot sleepers but can't stand not having some protection while they sleep during the warmer months, or those who get extra chilly in winter. 

With a cool GSM of 170, our bedding is light enough to stay breathable during summer, heavy enough to act as an insulator in winter, and thick enough to withstand wear or tear, ensuring that it is easier to catch up on all-important rest.

3. It's highly absorbent

Linen fibres are hollow and can absorb as much as 20 per cent of their weight in moisture before they start feeling wet, so linen bedding always feels fresh to the touch.

Wicking perspiration away from your body, linen keeps you feeling cool and cosy, night after night, whatever the weather.

4. It has a gorgeous texture

The distinctive texture of flax linen has to be experienced to be appreciated. It softens with every wash (no fabric softener necessary), and thanks to its refined texture, it delivers a light massaging effect due to the breaks throughout the fabric, which makes it exceptionally gentle on the skin.

5. It repels dirt

Linen fibres repel dirt. Yes, really. Your bedding is naturally stain-resistant and will remain looking fresh and vibrant for longer. Although, you should definitely wash your set regularly for hygiene reasons, of course, and also because it will become even softer with wear.

6. It's durable

It 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. It's approximately 30% thicker and stronger than cotton. 

Lasting for decades, if properly cared for, it's an amazing investment for your home, not to mention, your sleep. 

7. It's eco-friendly

Environmental concerns are very much to the fore right now and are likely to be influencing almost every aspect of your life. While recycling your trash and minimising your use of plastic is probably becoming second nature, you might not have thought about your choice of bedding.

Flax requires less water and fewer pesticides than cotton in order to thrive. The entire crop is utilised, even the elements which do not feature in the production of linen. For example, the seeds are pressed to make linseed oil. Linen is a renewable resource and is both biodegradable and recyclable making flax linen bedding the earth-friendly choice.

Bed Threads also operates 100% carbon neutral and utilises plastic-free packaging, so you can feel good about your choice every time your head hits the pillow.

Create the bedding set of your dreams with our Build Your Own Bundle.

Have more questions about flax linen? Head to our FAQ Page.

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